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 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
In the coming weeks we are going to experience shipping delays that are unavoidable. Our online store will still be open, and we can accept sales. However the shipping of those sales will have a minor delay. First Dalay: Oct 23 to Oct 31, 2017 Second Delay: Nov 9th to Nov 18th, 2017 The first delay is because we will be in Portland, Or selling kimono at a show. The second delay is due to a major upcoming medical operation. Thank you so much for your patience, understanding, a
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
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 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
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
It has been a very busy week for us here! A large selection of inventory just arrived from Japan, and we are trying our best to work our way through all the lovely new kimono and obi. Included in the shipments were some really lovely antique nagoya obi, and stunning silk furisode kimono. As of today we have added many of these items for sale in our online kimono store. That being said, we still have hundreds more kimono to add to the site!
Here is a sneak peek of the new k
Holy cheese and crackers folks, we have a -lot- of obi in stock at the moment, 251 obi to be exacty. The majority of these obi are intended to be worn in a feminine style. These lovely ladies are all looking for a new home to love them be it that they are worn with kimono as a part of kitsuke, a wall scroll for interior design, or whatever it is you can envision. Almost all of our obi are in ready to wear condition.
ALL obi are 15% off for 1 week only in our store! You also
We are at Matsuricon this weekend and are having a great time! This weekend has been wonderful and allowed for us to reconnect with so many of our great customers! Check out the photos below that feature some great cosplay and also epic kimono kitsuke by our customers. We were also interviewed by Anime On Location! #kimonorobes #buykimono #ohioanimeconvention #animeconvention #matsuricon #antiqueobi #antiquekimono #authentickimonoforsale #buyakimono #buyhaori #buyjuban #buyja
We are excited to announce that our online store has a selection of ready to wear han eri for sale. Han eri are decorative fabric that is attached to the collar of a juban, and is visible when worn under a Japanese kimono. These kinds of addons are generally feminine in expression, though there are male ones as well. Why not take a moment to check out our online kimono store, t has expanded significantly and now has over 900 listings! #hanericollar #kimonocollar #hanericollar
Japanese kimono are rich in symbolism and almost every decoration on them has a meaning. The Asanoha design is a prevalent and common theme found in various Japanese arts. Over the years we have sold kimono, obi, haori, juban, tabi socks, obi makura, and more with the Asanoha design on them. This design looks like the 6 point star or geometric flower.
What does this design represent? The Asanoha design is the Japanese hemp leaf design. The pattern is generally geometric. T
All online Japanese kimono orders mailed during the solar eclipse feature the cool USPS solar eclipse stamps that change when you touch them. Watch for your kimono order in the mail. #kimonoforsale #Japanesekimono #realkimono #onlinekimono #Michigankimono #antiqueobi #antiquekimono #authentickimonoforsale #buyakimono #buyhaori #buyjuban #buyjapanesekimono #buykimono #buykimonoonline #buykimonos #buyobi #buyobionline #buyonsenkimono #buyplussizekimono #buyyukata #casualkimono
The second day of the Japanese Summer Festival in the Anderson Japanese Gardens was a success and truly a high class affair. This event we consider the single most elegant event we attend all year. It was a pleasure to be able to talk to so many customers, new and old. At this festival a wide variety of kimono could be see being worn, from the yukata to formals for Japanese theater. Though we did not get many photos of people wearing real kimono, they were highly common at th