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
Recently a very beautiful Japanese kimono passed through our store, it was a lovely dark blue and covered in origami cranes with metallic accents. This kimono was lovely, and we had a strong response to it. It was no surprise when the kimono quickly found a home. The new owner has sent us some lovely photos to share with everyone of the origami crane kimono and their take on kitsuke with it. Devin has been features by us before, specifically for their spider queen kitsuke.
There is a very interesting and thriving kimono community on Instagram. As one would image it is largely based in Japan, and is rich in photos. From time to time we discover a Instagram account with some amazing kitsuke! In particular the Instagram account for Yukari is full of obi that are mind blowing awesome and rather complex.
Instragram account: https://www.instagram.com/yuyukari7/ Here are just a few photos from the account, prepare to be impressed. #kitsuke #japanes
Tis the season for festival kawaii kitsuke! In the spirit of the holidays we are giving away a Christmas Tree Obidome! Just head to our Facebook page for your chance to enter and win! The winner will be allowed to customize their Christmas Tree Obidome further - such as adding little jungle bells, and even the kind of bracket on the back it will have.
Obidome are a decorative element worn with Japanese kimono. Specifically they are jewelry that slides onto the obijime, and
In the past few years we have noticed a really cool trend - creating kimono coordinations around various super heroes, villains, and animated characters in general. People are dreaming up really unique approaches to Japanese kimono. Over time we have seen sets that include various Disney Princesses including Ariel, and even most recently ....this diy Harley Quinn kitsuke!
This creation is by Lamia Creations ( https://www.facebook.com/LamiaCreations/ ), and we were able to c
This holiday season we are happily helping many of our customers celebrate the holiday season! Our site has been rather busy as people shop for some of the most unique gifts anyone can buy this year. We have even shipped out a few Secret Santa orders!
Most popular this year has been our Japanese kimono, and obi by far. All the same we do have lower cost items for sale such as tabi socks, and the Halloween Pepsi for sale which have equally been as popular this year.
Did you miss out on our epic #BlackFriday sale? Here is your chance to enjoy another round of discounts this Monday as we celebrate cyber Monday! Site wide everything is 10% off using code CyberMonday10 . This is a great chance to grab any last second gift ideas, or a treat for yourself from our massive selection of 1,000+ Japanese kimono, obi, haori and more. Thank you so much for supporting our small family business this Black Friday and Small Business saturday.
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Japanese gardens are especially known for the colorful display that put on during autumn. From the golden ginko leaves, to the fiery red maple leaves the selection of autumn tones is certain to delight anyone. During our recently trip to the West Coast to sell at Kumoricon, we made a side trip to visit the Portland Japanese Gardens. Our timing was perfect, and we arrived to enjoy peak autumn colors, and also an outstanding exhibit dedicated to noh theater, specifically the m
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,
At 4pm today (Oct 16th) we are doing a live unboxing and taste test of the new exclusive Japanese Halloween Pepsi. You can enter for a chance to win 1 for free just by following us on facebook and sharing our contest post here: https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/posts/1509936429050362
The live stream unboxing and contest winner announcement will be hosted on our Facebook business page at: https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/
Good luck! We will have a limited number
Join us on Oct 16th @ 7pm for a free public lecture about traditional Japanese kimono, and a dressing demonstration. Topics covered in the lecture will include a brief history, kinds of kimono, the many different kinds of obi, formalities of the kinds of kimono, differences in the genders of kimono, and kitsuke rules for wearing kimono in a traditional manner. This educational kimono presentation is good for all ages, and is free to the public. We are excited to host and teac
Our company has donated thousands of dollars over the years to a variety of worthy charitable causes and organizations. Our efforts have ranged from helping to pay for cover up tattoos for women who were previously in the human sex slave trade, to donating food to the Humane Society, and even donating money to help researchers find a cure of ovarian cancer.
Additionally, our company is a green one that practices a variety of techniques to reduce our carbon footprint such as
We did it! Our online Japanese kimono store just hit over 1,000 items for sale! We are so proud and excited to share our authentic Japanese kimono, obi, haori and kitsuke accessories with everyone! Selling online has been a pleasure and has been a really enjoyable experience as we enjoy serving our customers online.
To celebrate this occasion we are offering a sale! You can enjoy 10% off of everything in our store for 1 week only, starting today! Now is a great time to grab
What is urushi? Within the context of Japanese textiles it is a technique used to decorate kimono, haori, and more. This decorative technique is not to be confused with Japanese lacquerware. Though the name refers to the fact that many of the threads are lacquer coated, and come in a vriety of colors. Over the years we most commonly have seen this technique used to decorate the backs of haori. Within the woven style there commonly are metallic threads to give the design pop
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