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March 16, 2017 Yoko Lewis


YokoDana Venues:New Jersey Anime Fan Fest (April) Cancelled

March 08, 2017 Yoko Lewis

We just were informed that the Anime Fan Fest to be held April 22, 23, 2017 is being cancelled. We have made this change on our venue schedule page. If you are registered for this event you can contact Mad Event Management via the info below: Anime Fan Fest New Jersey 2017CANCELLED BY SHOW PROMOTERSSat.-Sun., April 22,23, 2017Somerset, New Jersey, Garden State Expo Center Johanna Radreau Event Coordinator C: 201.937.1399


US Postal Shipping Rates Too High: Added Fed-Ex Ground, up to 50% cheaper

March 06, 2017 Yoko Lewis

IMPORTANT BULLETIN ABOUT OUR SHIPPING COSTS: ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective March 6, 2017: FED-EX GROUND has been added as a real-time calculated shipping option for www.yokodana.com (YokoDana Kimono). Savings for some customers is as much as 50% of Priority Mail shipping costs. During check-out when you go to complete your order and are offered shipping options, USA customers (continental USA) should see both the Priority Mail AND the Fed-Ex Ground rate. IF YOU SHOULD ORDER AND NOT SEE THIS, PLEASE CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY, writing to: danaklewis@gmail.com. As a result of excessive rate increases by the US Postal Service, we have implemented...


Haute Culture Travel Blog: Fashion Lovers Guide to Japan, Take Two

March 01, 2017 Yoko Lewis

HauteCultureFashion.com:Travel Blog Review #2 This is our second review of this travel blog run by someone calling themselves Donna Wanderlust -- a pen-name we're guessing. The first review we did was about her well-done (solid information and good pics) post about Geisha which we posted here on yokodana.com blog in November 2016. It had, among many others, the following picture: Blog Review Take Two: 9 REASONS WHY EVERY FASHION LOVER SHOULD VISIT JAPAN! Ms. Wanderlust is a great writer and proffers even better photography. She has captured in a pretty short space her experience while in Asia, focusing on fashion...


Japanese Kimono Culture: From Shichi-Go-San to Wedding Day

February 28, 2017 Yoko Lewis

We recently came across some pictures of Yoko's niece Ai (kanji is for 'love') when she was seven years old at Shichi-Go-San time and a picture from her wedding photo album 15 years later. It struck us that the traditional use of kimonos in Japan had bookmarked her life's key moments. We'd like to share them here:  Celebrating Childhood Kimonos: Shichi-Go-San is celebrated when children are ages 3, 5 and 7 (though it's said 7-5-3 in Japanese). Special ceremonial kimonos for boys and girls are worn for a visit to the neighborhood Shinto shrine.This practice is centuries old. There is...