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Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

NHK World: 2 Videos - Kyoto Braided Cords (Himo) "Core Kyoto" Series (28min, 3min)

January 09, 2022 Yoko Lewis

We just came across two excellent videos from NHK World; one is an episode of their "Core Kyoto" series  about the making of traditional Kyoto braided cords (28minutes) HERE, the other is about kumihimo (3min) HERE. Both videos are  about the making of traditional himo (cords/ties).Both NHK World videos are available online until March 31, 2022. We offer vintage haori- himo cords on our website from time to time. Please click-push HERE for more information on our himo offerings on yokodana.com


Website Review: Japanoscope.com - Peter Joseph Head, Linguist and Musician

January 05, 2022 Yoko Lewis

Site Review: Japanoscope.com--Translating and Exploring the best, and worst, of Japan


Bulletin, December 12, 2021: Shipments to Australia/New Zealand from YokoDana.com

December 12, 2021 Yoko Lewis

December 12, 2021: YokoDana Kimono, www.yokodana.com (Yoko Trading) still able to ship using GlobalPost(TM) to Australia, New Zealand and other countries during US Postal Service suspensions of delivery.

YokoDana Customer Showcase: Eco-Friendly Dyed Handmade Scarves

December 09, 2021 Yoko Lewis

Eco-Friendly Dyed Handmade Designer Scarves by Anne Boyd (USA) December 9, 2021: Announcing New Customer Showcase on yokodana.com: We are pleased to announce that we have added to our Customer Showcase section of our website. Anne Boyd from Delaware has shared with us pictures and information of some of her designer scarves.

Yahoo.jp News: Amami Ohshima Island Tsumugi Makers Sharinbai Supply Shortage

December 09, 2021 Yoko Lewis

Yahoo.jp News: Amami Ohshima Island Tsumugi Makers Sharinbai Supply Shortage