Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

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.....

"A Packages" Orders Status, Back-Orders & Wait List April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 Dana Lewis

Status of availability of our "A Package, 110-A": April 16, 2019:  Orders are now being accepted as we fill back-orders and our very long wait list; PLEASE NOTE that the time for us to ship out new orders received  after today (4/16/19) will be 7-14 days from order. sooner if possible. We hope to return to normal shipout time for bulk packages by May 1st. Sorry for the inconvenience.  Back Story: Due to unprecedented high demand for these packages from customers worldwide we were temporarily out of stock awaiting our next replenishment from Japan.  So as we 'catch up' there will be some...


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...


One of our favorites: KimonoAsobi.com -- Niche Sites We Love

April 02, 2019 Yoko Lewis

SITE REVIEW: KimonoAsobi.com Since starting and running websites in 1998 (mainly www.yokodana.com, our home site and web store of YokoDana KImono) we have always loved little sites that folks start out of a specific passion -- we call them niche sites. They are always acts of love at first. But the kind of niche sites we love are those where someone is just passionate, even a bit crazy, about a particular area of interest, and end up sometimes with encyclopedic coverage of their area of interest. But then, because of the love and attention to detail -- plus reams of...


KimonoRefashioned: San Francisco Asian Art Museum Exhibit until May 5,2019

March 02, 2019 Yoko Lewis

KimonoRefashioned: Exhibit at The Asian Art MuseumSan Francisco, CaliforniaFebruary 8, 2019 to May 5, 2019 One of our customers pointed out this special kimono exhibit featured on asianart.org recently and we loved the pictures of what's being shown at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco until May 5, 2019. Images Source Citations: The pictures here are from asianart.org: sources -- Asian Art Museum and The Kyoto Costume Institute (Takashi Hatakeyama)  http://infocus.asianart.org/kimonorefashioned There are many other splendid pictures on the site, view HERE. Paragraph below gives their overview of the exhibit: FEBRUARY 8 – MAY 5, 2019In the early 1980s,...