Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News
December 05, 2020 • Yoko Lewis
Lauren Chong Sng, ABCRags (USA): Sakiori and much more made from vintage kimonos We like to post on our web site when people have creatively used our vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics in their work, so we are happy to share here the work of a customer, Lauren Sng of ABCRags in California. We have loved the things she posts on Instagram (@abcrags), and are particularly fond of her sakiori weaving pieces. We are pleased to share just a few of the things she makes using not only our vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics, but from many sources. Such a...
November 07, 2020 • Yoko Lewis
Pam T., CanadaCustomer Showcase: Here on yokodana.com we like to post on our web site when people have creatively used our vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics in their work, so we are happy to share pictures and emails from Pam T. of Calgary, Canada who made her wedding dress from a vintage kimono. Starting in January of this year (2020) Pam approached us saying she wanted to use a vintage kimono to make her own wedding dress. She ended up getting our “A Package”. In a series of emails to us since then, she shared the story of her process of...
August 20, 2020 • Yoko Lewis
We came across this in a Facebook group, and since we regularly get requests for information on how to make a kimono, thought we should post this here from a German lady with expertise in kitsuke: https://youtu.be/rW-Cz9HbkqA Let us know your opinions on this, whether we should list it in our FAQ info as a reliable resource.
August 06, 2020 • Yoko Lewis
Yamaki Bonsai Pine, 390 years old, survived Atomic Bomb blast in Hiroshima. Interesting story here.
August 01, 2020 • Yoko Lewis
Above: Purse Front View:Day Care Nursery, Children(More pictures below) Background: We feel that the Japanese word "furusato" doesn't translate very well to English, as furusato connotes much more than just one's 'hometown'. As we detail elsewhere on our site, YokoDana KImono's owner's furusato (home town) is in Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. From time to time we like to blog about things from home, usually topics that center around themes of our website (cultural and historical information, kimonos, traditional Japanese textiles, creative Japanese textile arts, and crafts). But this blog post is a bit different:...
- Showcase: ABCRags, Sakiori and Much More from Vintage Kimonos
- Showcase: Wedding Dress Made From YokoDana's Vintage Kimono
- YouTube Video: How to Make Authentic Kimono