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
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.
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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
Ohio Kimono is excited to announce that we have just been confirmed and accepted at the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival in New York. We are among the first-ever vendors that will be attending this outstanding festival. The Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival offers among some of the best cherry blossom viewing options in all of the USA. We are excited to offer a selection of fine authentic Japanese kimono, haori, obi and more for sale at this Cherry Blossom Festival. Official Web