Did you know?
Est. 800 million kimono are just stored in closets without being worn
In Japan, Kimono (Traditional Clothes) are handed down from parents to children and grandparents to grandchildren. Luxurious kimonos are commonly passed down within families and worn for special formal occasions such as weddings and coming of age day ceremonies. Because Kimono have come to be associated with special occasions, strictly as a type of formal attire, it is said that an estimated 8 billion kimonos are stored in the closets of Japanese households without being worn. It saddens me that so many beautiful Kimonos which were made with tender care by Kimono Craftsmen are left inside dark closets without being worn and enjoyed.
Passion for Kimono and Respect for Japanese Traditional Culture
I have been studying the Japanese traditional tea ceremony for a few years now and have had a chance to wear a Kimono during my lessons. Kitsuke, the art of properly putting on and wearing Kimono, was not something I was able to master by taking a few lessons, and sometimes I hesitated to wear one. However, as I took more lessons and my knowledge of Kimono grew, I could feel my passion toward them and Kimono Culture as a whole grow too.
Enjoy your Kimono, Haori and traditional Japanese textiles in your everyday lives!
We started this shop hoping to help shed a light on the Kimono that are kept in the closet and also create opportunities for those people who want to try wearing Kimono but do not know how. Our mission is to help people enjoy and integrate Kimono, Haori, Obi, and traditional Japanese textiles in their everyday lives. We want to introduce the various ways to wear kimono; both the traditional ways, and also how people are remaking and transforming them to conform with new, modern styles while still keeping the original texture and beautiful patterns. We hope everyone who visits our website will have a chance to mix and match Kimono with their normal attire as well as learning a little bit of traditional Japanese Kimono Culture.