Dec 7th is our 3rd annual Ohio Kimono holiday open house! We invite you all to join us for a 1 day shopping event where we open our home and warehouse to all guests for a unique shopping event! Last year we had customers from as far as California and Missouri visit! Our kimono warehouse features floor to ceiling, wall to wall racks full of thousands of Japanese kimono, obi, haori, and more! Many of the items in stock in our warehouse are NOT yet online, nor have they been to
Cherry Blossom season is upon us, and all over the world people are celebrating the annual return of the famous flowers. The Japanese term for the cherry blossom is sakura (桜). Did you know that there are well over 600 different types of cherry blossom trees? The different types of cherry blossom trees have different colors, petal shapes, and even bloom during different times. The cherry blossoms trees are famously a little tricky to predict, and the bloom typically lasts aro
Join us on Dec 8th for our once a year annual Holiday Open House! From 11am to 6pm the public is welcome to stop by our base of operations and go shopping for kimono in person. There are walls with racks upon racks of thousands of authentic Japanese kimono, haori, hakama, obi, geta, tabi socks, and more! Normally admission into our kimono warehouse is by appointment only and is generally intended for larger purchase needs such as for wedding parties needing fitting. This is y
Recently we have been exploring Japanese advertisement for traditional kimono. In our private collection is a great variety of reference publications, many of which are from decades ago and make a get reference point for understanding trends in the various designs and styles expressed with kimono over the years. Previously we explored the Japanese publication 'The Magazine For Kimono #83' which was from the year 1973. With 279 pages total in this magazine we wanted to share e
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
This week we have added not only a selection of Japanese kimono for sale in our online store, but we have also added more handmade kanzashi and obijime. Kanzashi are decorative hair ornaments. The kanzashi added to our online store are made of silk crepe and many include bira bira. Obijime are a decorative and functional element worn with women's attire atop of a nagoya or fukuro obi. #kanzashi #japanesekanzashi #kanzashiforsale #hamdmadekanzashi #birabira #japanesekimono #sp
From all of us in the Ohio Kimono family we wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. Thank you all so much for your support, we look forward to serving you in 2018. #Ohiokimono #kimonostore #wheretobuykimono #buykimono #kimonoya #japanesekimono #japanesekimonos #yukata #Michigankimono #Chicagokimono #Indianakimono #Texaskimono
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
This weekend we are hosting a holiday open house! This is a perfect chance to stop by and go through our kimono inventory, as well as pick up some prepaid orders. Aya Blue Studios is doing something extra special this weekend, she is making Star Wars inspired kanzashi! This is a limited line that she is producing dedicated to one of the greatest Sci-Fi series ever.
Everyone is welcome to tomorrow any time from 11am to 5pm! See you soon! #kanzashi #kanzashiforsale #starwarsk
Join Ohio Kimono this weekend for a casual holiday open house! The holidays are a busy time, we would love to slow down and spend some time with our custoemrs and friends. You can pick up your pre-paid orders, or look at kimono in person that you saw in our online kimono store, and more. We will have the limited edition Halloween Pepsi for sale for only $5 all day! *Date: Dec 16th 11am to 5pm. **Address: 6647 Garden Rd, Maumee Ohio *Parking on the side of our condo. There wil
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