Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

Office Hours;Quilt Show Venue Philadelphia 9/15-9/18,2016;Show Discount

September 13, 2016 Yoko Lewis

1.YokoDana Kimono (Yokodana.com) News: VENUES: We will be at The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2016 in Philadelphia area Thursday to Sunday, September 15-18, 2016. Hours and details are on their website http://bit.ly/2cNLHPb Here is what we're bringing to this show: **Vintage Japanese Haori (Kimono Coats) [NO long kimono this show].**Vintage Japanese Kimono Fabrics (panels)**SHOW SPECIAL ONLY: While supplies last, Vintage girls under-kimono (Nagajuban), mostly red silks, $10.00 each.**Hand-Made Hair & Clothing Accessories, Purses etc made from our vintage Japanese kimono fabrics. As is our custom, we like to reward any of our members, Facebook Fans or web customers who shop...

Response to the Reddit Controversy(Boston Kimono Wearing)

September 08, 2016 Yoko Lewis

We posted about this a few months ago in our blog HERE. Today we came across this photo response to it by Tangerine Mountain, a company selling vintage kimonos at Anime conventions and wanted to share it: They had this to say explaining the pictures:  A Photo Response to Protests Against the M.F.A. Boston Kimono Exhibit  At Tangerine Mountain, we are proud to serve ALL customers, regardless of ethnicity or race, ability or disability, religion or creed, sexual identity or orientation.  We believe wholeheartedly that kimono are for everyone.  So do a lot of Japanese folks.  When Claude Monet’s “La Japonaise”...

Kimono-Obi in Baltimore Museum of Art till January 15, 2017

August 18, 2016 Yoko Lewis

(Picture and text  from Baltimore Museum of Art's Website, www.artbma.org .) Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes From Japan's Golden Age From July 10, 2016 — January 15, 2017 The BMA presents an exquisite selection of late 19th- and mid-20th century kimono and obi that have never been shown before. Obi are wide sashes wrapped around the kimono wearer's waist and tied in an ornate knot at the back. These stunning garments were made after the lifting of sumptuary laws during Japan’s Edo period (1603–1867) when commoners were forbidden to wear showy clothing with colors like red or purple. The Meiji...

New Kimono Book: Art & Evolution of Japanese Fashion

August 17, 2016 Yoko Lewis

Kimono: The Art & Evolution of Japanese Fashion (Credit:Picture from Amazon.com, click above to go to Amazon page) When we first started selling vintage Japanese kimonos on  www.yokodana.com in 1998 we thought that the West's love for traditional kimonos and vintage Japanese fabric might be a passing fad. Boy were we wrong!Now, nearly two decades later it seems to us that the excitement and love of Japanese kimonos world-wide is far from fading, but continues to  grow in leaps and bounds. We've come to call this love affair with kimono of the West a sort of meme "Kimono Culture" among ourselves here. As we grew up...

Authentic, Vintage Japanese Kimono Fabric Pieces Sold By Yard on Yokodana

August 11, 2016 Yoko Lewis

  Our most recent Google+ update, samples of a few of the types of vintage Japanese kimono fabrics by yard sold on www.yokodana.com .