What if we told you that there is a line of kimono, including even furisode, that proudly features the popular anime Dragon Ball Super? Hold onto your kimono sleeves everyone, you can now purchase a vibrant line of furisode, obi, obiage, and even haneri featuring your favorite characters from Dragon Ball Super! Even better these accessories are commonly made from easy to care for synthetic materials! Much like the limited edition Disney kimono we, also love this Dragon Ball S
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 weekend we are excited to be a vendor at the Cleveland Asian Night Market! This one night event is packed full of live entertainment, amazing food, and even better shopping! Better yet, the wear for this one night event is PERFECT! To better top off a great event, we are also having a SALE! For one night only at his festival ALL our Japanese kimono and haori at the show are $40 including kimono such as $60+ silk iromuji!
Our outdoor festival tent has a PURPLE roof, 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
We had a wonderful weekend at Tekko 2019. Returning from the show we are back to the grind with the online kimono store and this week are working to round out a few parts of the online store. This week we are focusing on adding a number of accessories for Japanese kimono to the site including but not limited to geta, and obidome. Geta come in a wide variety of styles, and genders. The geta we sell are informal, ideal for wearing with yukata. Tabi socks are almost always worn
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
Japanese kimono can be worn all year long: from the heat of the summer, to the cold of winter. Often the way the colder weather is dealt with is by layering your attire. While many kimono include a juban under layer to help keep the inside of the kimono clean, it also is an additional layer of warmth. There is an alternative look that many people have been experimenting with in various kimono communities. We first saw this look on Instagram on a Japanese account that feature
This past October one of the many trendsetters in the online Japanese kimono community was married to the love of her life, her Facebook kimono persona name isKureha No Kimono Yume. Passionate about kimono she opted to shed the classic white wedding dress and opted instead to walk down the isle wearing an elegant Japanese kimono. There are many ways in which a kimono may be blended into more western style weddings, and we feel that she did an amazing job. The kimono she choo
This Black Friday not only are we offering 20% off everything site wide, but we are also hiding a handful of great items on our website that will be marked at a DEEP DISCOUNT. How do you get your hands onto these goodies that are up to 70% off? Find them! That is right, we are hiding them on the site, and you have to find the link to them. So while you are shopping our Black Friday sale keep your eyes peeled for any curious links, or odd images you can click.
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
We love unique koshimo, and have been waiting almost a year to give away a very special koshihimo! We have 1 dancing skeleton koshimo, and would love to give it away to one of our loyal customers! This brand new koshihimo is made from easy to care for cotton, and will be an ideal accessory to be added into any kimono kitsuke kit. So, how can you win this spooky koshihimo? Head over to our Facebook... Follow Our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OhioKimonoUSA/ Like and
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
Yukata are among the most popular kind of traditional Japanese kimono. These types of kimono are favored for being comfortable, easy to wear, and being casual attire that does not require many accessories to wear properly. As a result many people's kimono collection starts with a yukata, and from there grow to include more formal types of kimono including Furisode, and Houmongi. As people's collections grow many want a fresh look on their old favorite yukata. By changing up t
Once more we were so excited to take part in Matsuricon 2018! We have been a part of this show for several years, and greatly enjoy how well run and polite the staff and attendees alike are. Located in Columbus, Ohio this annual anime convention includes everything from Japanese pop culture to more traditional themes including panels dedicated to wearing Japanese kimono traditionally and even lectures about Geisha.
It was a delight to reconnect with so many of our long tim
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