Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

YokoDana.com's Special Antique-Vintage Cotton Package Lotteries

July 25, 2020 Yoko Lewis

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY UPDATE: We discontinued our Product 110-CTN-5 5lbs cotton packages at the end of 2019. However, from time to time we still offer some variation on these cottons, but are only available to members in a member lottery. Background story: For years (Since about 2000) we have been offering special packages of excellent older Japanese cotton fabrics in by-pound lots. Our most recent cotton product has been a five or ten-pound collection of mixed vintage / antique Japanese pieces of cotton, including furoshiki, kasuri, kimono and various remnants sold as our product # 110-CTN-5 . Unfortunately, due to the extremely long wait-times for this...


YokoDana Kimono: COVID19 Statement July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020 Yoko Lewis

YokoDana Kimono's Statement about COVID19: We have been on lock-down here in Delaware USA for over three months now and been more than busy filling orders the whole time. It appears that folks are gathering things for projects to do -- hobby or business-wise -- during the Pandemic. We ourselves -- including family in USA and Japan -- are well. We want to thank the many who have been writing to check in on us, your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. We also have been getting many questions about the status of our supplies of vintage kimonos (for our bulk kimono...


Update: Geisha, Geiko and Kitsuke Web Information (April2020)

April 26, 2020 Yoko Lewis

We have just updated our FAQ information page pertaining to kimono culture, and given the popularity of one of the sites listed there, Immortal Geisha, we thought we should post it here more visibly in our blog in light of substantial changes in the last year or so with Immortal Geisha. So, in answer to a question from a visitor/customer of ours, the following update is provided: Do you know of any other forums or resources about kitsuke (wearing kimono) and/or authentic geisha-related information? For many years Immortal Geisha -- first as a website in the 2000's, and then as a content-rich...


YokoDana Kimono Status March 31, 2020: In Lockdown But Open

March 31, 2020 Yoko Lewis

Thanks to those who have asked us how we're faring, your emails and social media messages are much appreciated. We are on our 13th day of self-imposed lockdown here in Delaware. We decided to do this before it was mandated in our state out of an abundance of caution.  We are well and have been religiously following all the CDC guidance as to hand-washing, disinfections, 6-feet distancing, etc. As we are in a high-risk group, we simply decided to remain inside since March 18th. As far as our business goes, we are open and filling orders, as well as adding more fabrics...


Spoon-Tamago.com: Amabie Yokai in times of Epidemic

March 16, 2020 Yoko Lewis

Above: From The Spoon-Tamago.com Dispatch, March 13, 2020: We continue to totally love the newsletter from this web site business. Outstanding, timely and creative information around themes of Japanese culture, arts & history, new and old. Check out this timely piece about epidemics, at link below: Amabie: the Japanese Yokai That Can Stave Off Epidemic http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2020/03/13/amabie-japanese-epidemic-yokai/