"Wingardium Leviosa" - Show your Harry Potter Household Pride with our lovely haneri made from Harry Potter household crest fabrics. Haneri are a great way to sneak some of your favorite geek and pop culture into your kitsuke kimono coordination without being over the top. Don't worry House Gryffindor members, we will add you soon as well. For those of you curious, the owner of Ohio Kimono is House Slytherin with Ravenclaw leanings. Disclaimer: This is not a licensed Warner
This March is going to be a very busy month for us. There are a total of 3 shows for us in the month, potentially 4. One of the shows requires us to fly out to Oregon state. We will be out of state for 1 week, and will be unable to ship any orders while being out of state.
For much of March there will be shipping delays of an additional 3 to 5 business days. If you need an order in a timely manner please consider purchasing it before March.
Thank you so much for your unde
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
We are committed to being a green business. One of the things we have done is ditch plastic bags, and offer our customers a nice reusable shopping bag while shopping with us at shows. Recently we polled out customers to select the color and theme of our newest batch of shopping bags. The winning theme was koi! Our friend over at Neko Creations is creating the exclusive koi art that will appear on our shopping bags!
Here is a sneak peek of the work in progress! This week we
You don't need to wait in line for hours at some big department store to get some great gifts, or even a little something for yourself this Black Friday! Ohio Kimono is having a Black Friday sale with 20% off your total purchase! This sale is 1 day only and begins at midnight, and ends at the following midnight.
Need to buy a gift for a kimono addict in your life? Don't know what to get them? We always recommend as great gifts for all kimono addicts tabi socks, haori, and e
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
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
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