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.
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
Location: UK What first attracted you into wearing kimono? How long have you worn kimono? I have always loved traditional clothing from all cultures, and when I started watching more Japanese dramas on tv I just had to get a kimono. I have worn them since 2010, at my first Kimono De Jack UK. I was very nervous as it was also the first time I wore a kimono in public and even worse in London. I received good and helpful feedback which gave me a lot of confidence.
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Every once in a while you see a Japanese kimono coordination and just are left in awe. Today one of our customers shared this amazing photo set of one of their kimono coordination that really pushes the limits of what we think of when we think of kitsuke and Japanese kimono. The inspiration is a 'spider queen' and the results are simply amazing and perfect for this time of year. The makeup, kitsuke, photos were all done by Devin Dondero. #spiderqueenkitsuke #kitsuke #japanese
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
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
This past weekend we were excited to be a part of the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Michigan. We were honored to be their first ever kimono dealer at the festival, and had an amazing time. The Ren Fest is a really fun event, and we loved being a part of it. Our entire weekend was one long party, and the community is made up of some mega history nerds and fun people. Our kimono had a great reception. A number of persons stopped by and purchased kimono with us, many o
For years we have struggled with finding really kawaii netsuke, and obidome that was the ideal addition to our kimono kitsuke. Over the years we had seen really novel looking resin charms, but we could never find a steady or affordable supplier for these charms. After years of searching, it was time to roll up our selves and start making the charms ourselves. The 'Gold Raven' is our side company that specializes in custom resin charms and jewelry for kimono and western fashio
We recently stumbled onto this amazing military inspired kimono for sale! The kimono kitsuke is themed on the US Army. We love the use of a military utility belt as an obi. This kimono is for sale at: http://www.monoshop.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=4618
You can buy kimono online in our online kimono store. #buykimonoonline #buykimonos #kimonostore #buyobionline #militarykitsuke #michigankimonoforsale #IndianaKimono #ohiokimono #kimonokitsuke #wafuku #onlinekimonost
Over the years many people have asked us a fairly simple and yet fascinating question, "Can pregnant women wear kimono?". The answer is yes women can wear a kimono while pregnant, however there are not very many photos that demonstrate how women look. There are several options for a pregnant woman, the most common of them we have seen involves the use of women's hakama which are worn under the breast line. Men's hakama are worn about the hips. Kimono were very much a party of
Ohio Kimono is excited to announce that we are now selling plus size koshihimo. Most koshihimo are 7 feet long, our plus size koshihimo are 9 feet long. Our new plus size koshihimo come in a set of 2, and are sold in our online kimono store. These kimono koshihimo are American made, and feature random cotton print fabrics. Additionally we can accept orders for larger custom sizes if 9 feet is not what a customer is in need of.
What are koshihimo? Koshihimo are the fabric ti
We love pairing up various kimono with obi, and sharing our ideas! This kimono coordination features a warm gold silk kimono, and the bamboo obi currently for sale in our store. We are adding many more kimono for sale to our store this weekend and look forward to seeing what our customers do with their own kimono! We are also working hard on better organizing our online store to make it easier to use and find what you need. #kimonorobe #kimonorobeforsale #kimonoforsale #kimon
We are in the process of developing a few exclusive custom lines of accessories to pair with your kimono coordination and western attire! Our lineup of each design will include a drawstring bag, Japanese tabi socks, and a lanyard. Our Bunny In The Moon custom bag just arrived, and we are super happy with the quality! For this week only they are on sale for $10 before they go $15! Get them while you can! Our fox design is in the works as well! #kimonocordination #kimonoforsale
Location: Texas, USA What first attracted you into wearing kimono? How long have you worn kimono? What initially attracted me to kimono was both the beauty and the novelty of it. I first became interested in Japanese culture in fifth grade as that was when I discovered manga, but I didn’t actually start my kimono journey until I was in high school when I was sixteen. I truly fell in love after figuring out how to put on my first yukata and somehow it has ended up that I have