Kimono hime and Steampunk have made their presence and influence known far and wide. Increasingly women are experimenting with their kimono style, and among the newest expressions are the kimono bow ties. These easy to wear ribbon bow ties are minimal effort to wear, and easily attach onto a collar, or even an obi or obijime! These elegant additions to any kimono will add flair and style without breaking the bank, or requiring a ton of effort to master wearing. We have a numb
Japanese kimono can be worn all year long: from the heat of the summer, to the cold of winter. Often the way the colder weather is dealt with is by layering your attire. While many kimono include a juban under layer to help keep the inside of the kimono clean, it also is an additional layer of warmth. There is an alternative look that many people have been experimenting with in various kimono communities. We first saw this look on Instagram on a Japanese account that feature
We are delighted to count Kimono Seikatsu as not only a customer but friend. She is a driving force behind Kimono De Jack Boston, and even lived in Japan for a period. While living in Japan she attended kimono dressing classes. Recently she has returned to the states, and has brought back with her a rocking renewed passion for Japanese kimono. Recently she has been exploring some alternative looks and just shared with us this look. The white and black checkered obi is from us
Tia continues to refine and push kimono fashion, located in Europe she has done style work for a variety of publications and her work continues to dazzle. One of our favorite all time photo shoots features a sort of Japanese kimono meet Marie Antoinette, without the behead part. We look forward to seeing more of her work in the future! Creative Credits: These photos appeared in Feroce magazine. Photographer and retoucher James Lyon Creative director, kimono stylist and Hair a
A long time customer of ours really upped her kitsuke game with a single simply addition to her wardrobe: a kitsune mask. We were fortune enough to see this coordination first hand at Matsuricon 2017 this year, and had to wait a few months for her to coordinate a photoshoot. It is amazing how the addition of just a single mask can cause such an interesting change. The Japanese kimono and other elements of this outfit were purchased from our online kimono store. These photos w
We recently received a really cool email and several photos from a customer of ours, and we wanted to share it with you all. "Good Morning, Ohio Kimono! Thank you so much for the wonderful garments and accessories you sent to me recently. I made a kimono for a runway show, and the orange juban, the navy geta and the white tabi socks set it off perfectly. My kimono was designed for a show that featured garments made with recycled materials. I made mine with my old paint pants,
Oct 1st is here, let the final countdown to Halloween begin! We absolutely love Halloween, and look forward to the holiday every year. That being said, Japan does not normally observe Halloween and so it is fairly rare to find halloween themed wafuku. There are exceptions of course....
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They have produced a number of great Halloween themed obi! I personally fell in love with the grey grim reaper obi, and their sku
Our website has been busy, and buzzing with activity. The behind the scenes of our company is equally busy, as we attend to our customers individual needs and every order. With so much activity it is easy to miss how much work there still is left to do. Today we took a quick stock and tally of the kimono inventory waiting to be added to our online kimono store.
Guess how many Japanese kimono are waiting to be added to our online kimono store? Over 600 kimono! We have 40+ ob
We have some really exciting new to share! We have finished securing a new warehouse on the west coast! That is right! We have a new expanded base of operations in Portland, OR! Our aim with our new west coast warehouse is to serve Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco! The stock at our new warehouse on the west coast will be 100% different from the online store, and our east coast warehouse.
We are so excited to share this expansion with you, and can't wait to hit the west
We recently added a new katsura wig to our online kimono store! This wig is interesting, as most people are use to seeing only the bridal ones. This katsura wig is in the style of Yuiwata, which is most commonly today worn by maiko. This style was also popular among trendy young women in the Edo period. Maiko are apprentice Geisha. This authentic katsura wig is made from real human hair, and has a metal frame on the inside of it to support the wig.
To learn more about this
Guess what I just ordered 100+ bottles of?! THE NEW LIMITED EDITION PINK HALLOWEEN PEPSI! This drink is limited to Japan, and is out for only a short time. If you recall the Sakura Pepsi was really popular. We are going to have these in stock, and will be happy to offer them!
For those of you who were customers of our at the time of Sakura Pepsi, you will recall they were really popular to sell. We consistently sold out of them at any event we bought them to. We will be se
The hakata design is fairly wide spread, and found commonly on obi and date jime worn by any gender as casual attire. The hakata design is made up of Buddhist tools, and the colors used commonly are focused around the 5 virtues. The most common color combination is black and white. This design is multi-seasonal, and can be worn by any gender. Color Meaning Purple - Righteousness Green - Benevolence Red (also pink) - Propriety Yellow - Trust Blue - Wisdom Here are a few examp
As our online kimono store has grown and we take on more shows to sell at, we are struggling to find a rhythm for shipping our online kimono orders. When our online kimono store was much smaller, many purchases shipped same day from our warehouse. However our business has since grown to a point that we can no longer operate in this manner. All too often we were unable to ship on a Monday, Saturday, or Friday due to being at shows. For us shipping was increasingly becoming ch
It has been a very busy week for us here! A large selection of inventory just arrived from Japan, and we are trying our best to work our way through all the lovely new kimono and obi. Included in the shipments were some really lovely antique nagoya obi, and stunning silk furisode kimono. As of today we have added many of these items for sale in our online kimono store. That being said, we still have hundreds more kimono to add to the site!
Here is a sneak peek of the new k
Holy cheese and crackers folks, we have a -lot- of obi in stock at the moment, 251 obi to be exacty. The majority of these obi are intended to be worn in a feminine style. These lovely ladies are all looking for a new home to love them be it that they are worn with kimono as a part of kitsuke, a wall scroll for interior design, or whatever it is you can envision. Almost all of our obi are in ready to wear condition.
ALL obi are 15% off for 1 week only in our store! You also