Starting Nov 1st we are celebrating #KimoNovember! This annual event was started 5 years ago by Tallulah Cunningham and has become a global kimono trend! The challenge is simple, wear your kimono once a day or do something related to a kimono coordination once a day. You don't even have to wear the coordination, just lay it out and take a photo of it laid out on a clean surface then post it onto any social media you prefer, or our own blogs!
This is the perfect chance to
This week we have added a wide selection of fresh offering to our online kimono store: furisode, tomesode, children's kimono, men's juban, haori and more! Be certain to explore our website to discover many of these wonderful beautiful kimono, some of which are true treasures. In particular we are in love with the beautiful hand-sewn black tomesode that features peacocks, and the antique silk furisode with plum blossoms and bamboo. In the coming weeks you can expect to see us
There is nothing like authentic silk from Japan. Without a doubt Japanese silk is unrivaled in the world, which is why traditional kimono made of silk is in such demand. Over the years we have sold silk kimono to a variety of people for everything for use in wearing for tea ceremony to simply used as luxurious lounge wear for the home. The top sellers we offer for silk kimono are iromuji. Iromuji are a type of semi-formal to formal kimono that is generally a solid plain color
This week has been a busy one for us, even so we were able to sneak in some time to add a fresh selection of vintage Japanese kimono and even some haori to the site! Have you seen the latest additions to our kimono store? Be certain to check out our selection of authentic Japanese imports weekly! Haori - Women's Kimono Most our selection of authentic Japanese clothing is limited, and even one of a kind. Grab your favorite design before it's gone forever! #vintagekimono #japan
We were recently approached by the internationally known Tokyo Weekender for an interview regarding our role as a global kimono influencer. Tokyo Weekender is a Japanese publication that focuses mostly on life in Tokyo Japan, however as a modern metropolitan city Tokyo has an eye on the global community and regard the international traditional kimono wearing community with interest. As a small family business we continue to be humbled by such generous publicity, and are grate
This week we have added a selection of authentic traditional Japanese kimono to our site, many of which are yukata! Be certain to check out the selection while you still can, as the designs are limited and one of a kind! Once the kimono sells, its gone forever! Every week we add new Japanese stock to our site, be certain to check back often! #yukata #japanesekimono #realkimono #traditionalkimono #yukatakimono #cottonyukata
If you live in the southwest corner of Ohio we have news for you! The Cincinnati Art Museum just opened the exhibit 'Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style'. Ohio Kimono was a part of the opening night celebrations that also included a live taiko performance, and a sushi bar. For the exhibit we were invited by the art museum to host a kimono dressing lecture and presentation demonstrating the core basics of wearing a Japanese kimono in a culturally respectful way at 7pm and
A wonderful selection of 25+ brand new and vintage obijime were added to our site this week in a wide variety of styles and colors. Obijime are most often worn atop of women's nagoya, fukuro, and maru obi and come in a wide variety of styles and even formalities. In general Japanese kimono are composed of a wide variety of accessories to make their traditional look possible, and obijime are just one of many such parts. We plan on expanding our kimono, juban, and haori selecti
This week we added a selection of Japanese kimono to our site in a variety of colors and styles. We even managed to sneak in two stunning furisode, and an iromuji. Spring is almost here and so many of our customers are getting ready to head to various Japanese Festivals, and sales are rocking. Here is a sneak peek at the newest selection of traditional kimono added to our online kimono store this week. Furisode Tsukesage This March there will be a shipping delay. #kimonostore
This year we saw a marvelous selection of beautiful haori pass through our store. The majority of our favorite haori were vintage, with a handful of antiques. Haori proved to be really popular this year as beach attire, and the majority of them sold to people in coastal areas such as Miami Florida, and Galveston Texas. Haori continue to be fashionable additions to wardrobes, and make for signature jackets that are idea for wearing in cooler weather. Spring and autumn are the
The New Year is almost here, during this time there is a lot of self reflection to be done. We like to look back through the year and reflect on the beauty and good of the world. One of our favorite things to do is create a list of our top favorite Japanese kimono we sold. As many of you understand most authentic kimono are one of a kind, and are vintage or antique. The traditional techniques used to decorate some of our favorite traditional kimono include meisen, and yuzen.
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
A common problem with vintage and antique clothing are stains. Stains present a wide variety of problems, and are difficult to treat. Effective stain treatment on textiles requires knowing the kind of fabric you are working with, the source of the stain, and speed. As with many vintage and antique authentic kimono we have none of those factors in our favor. Most Japanese kimono do not have tags that identify the materials they are made from, the stains present we most often k
We do not know about you, but Halloween is easily our favorite time of the year. That said there is a distinct lack of Halloween, or otherwise gothic, attire easily found within the wide world of Japanese kimono fashion. We are delighted to share with you that we have a limited run of new gothic, and spooky haneri! In stock are 4 distinct designs which will add a little pop of gothic or Halloween flair to any of your kimono coordinations.
Each of these haneri are made from
It was so good to be back at Ginza Festival at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago, Illinois. This year marked the 63rd such festival. All throughout the city various Japanese-American communities were celebrating Obon season. For the past several years we have sold at the Ginza Festival, and have loved every season we take part in. This weekend long festival features a great sampling of Japanese food, culture, arts, and more. While there are several kimono dealers who ta