'The Book Of Kimono - The Complete Guide To Style And Wear' is easily the #1 book recommended to anyone new to wearing Japanese kimono. This book is found in many private collections and is considered a cornerstone to understanding and learning about Japanese Kimono. This book covers a variety of topics including types of kimono and obi, formalities, dressing, and more.


  • Book Condition: Gently used, minor flaws. Many of these books are copies that were owned by libraries, and so they might have some stickers or library markers on them. This book is out of print.
  • Author: Norio Yamana


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The Book Of Kimono

  • The act of putting on a kimono can be compared to art, a dance, or even a sort of ritual. One of the most common misconceptions about Japanese kimono that a complete outfit is composed of only a kimono and obi. In truth, to wear a kimono in a culturally respectful manner there are a variety of accessories that are hidden within the kimono and obi that give the kimono their elegant presentation and form.

    The most universal kimono accessories are koshihimo. Koshihimo are the long cords that are used to physically tie a kimono onto a persons body. As a quick rule of thumb the more formal the type of kimono, the more accessories and parts for wearing it.

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Since 2009 we have been dedicated to sharing with others our passion for traditional kimono , haori , and kimono culture. Our main warehouse is located in Ohio, which means USA orders ship quickly and arrive in only a few business days. Much of our authentic stock comes from Kyoto, and Nagoya Japan. You can also visit our traveling Japanese kimono boutique in person.


We feel that Japanese kimono make an elegant statement that anyone can appreciate. The diverse selection of authentic silk kimono in stock are among the more prized textiles we offer, which make ideal gifts for wearing in a traditional manner, and also as opulent loungewear.

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