Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

Summer Schedule: Bulk Kimono Packages & Fabric Pieces Updates

June 16, 2019 Yoko Lewis

  1. YokoDana Kimono Office & Shipping Schedule June - July 2019: We will be travelling intermittently this summer, which will affect our shipping schedule. Our website will be open as always for orders, but we will not have shipments going out for the following dates: Friday, June 21, 2019 to Monday, July 1, 2019. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 to July 7, 2019.While out of the office we will monitor order logs, messages and emails daily. If you are a commercial customer with standing orders, we will communicate with you privately about your shipping schedule.  2. News of our bulk...


Site Review: The Blue Brick Dyeworks, Canada, Handmade Yarn

June 03, 2019 Yoko Lewis

  This blog post is not necessarily directly related to the usual themes of our website www.yokodana.com (Japanese culture, vintage kimono, traditional Japanese textile art etc.). However, we were so struck by the beauty and use of colors (ombre’) of a hand-dyed shawl pictured on Facebook, that we wanted to share it with our visitors -- who we’re sure will enjoy it. So, we contacted the folks running the website www.thebluebrick.ca -- a couple in Canada -- and they agreed to let us post some of their pictures. After visiting their website and studying their Ombre’ collection in particular, it...


Site Review: The Stalker Brand, 1-of-a-kind Creative Edge Miami

May 29, 2019 Yoko Lewis

www.thestalkerbrand.com BACK-STORY: In 1998 we started selling our authentic, vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics online. Since then we have had an ever-growing number of artists, artisans, designers, quilters and multi-media ‘creative types’ use our fabrics and kimonos.  Now, in our 21st year on yokodana.com, we believe that a near majority of our customers are some sort of entrepreneur or small business. Our customers range from large famous brands you might see in Macy’s or similar stores (but who won’t let us give out their names) to small shops, brick-and-mortar stores and web-only businesses world-wide. It is a great source of...


YokoDana Kimono's Guide to Buying Bulk Vintage Kimono

April 18, 2019 Yoko Lewis

...In fact, in some ways, the vintage non-ceremonial kimonos are even better according to some of our buyers, as everyday kimono are often more subdued or subtle, the sort which looks better the longer you have them. These everyday type kimonos contain many traditional motifs and symbols associated with Japanese culture and history. The more one learns of the nearly infinite ways that these themes and motifs are creatively interwoven and juxtaposed in a kimono, the more one loves the quiet everyday sisters of furisode and uchikake kimonos.....

It's Cherry Blossom Festival Time: YokoDana@Philadelphia April14

April 13, 2019 Yoko Lewis

 UPDATE: April 13, 2019, 2:30 PM EDT -- Based on current weather forecast, we WILL be there tomorrow. We may not fully put out things until late morning when the rain is supposed to stop. Weather said to then  be cloudy until early evening when showers come in. SO....we'll be there! WEB DISCOUNT CODE: For this show, it will be ZEN-SUSHI . Please just tell us BEFORE checking out.   We've been preparing all year for our two in-person venues this spring. Our first of the season is at the Philadelphia Sakura Matsuri called "Sakura Sunday" which is Sunday, April...