Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

Travel Magazine: World Textiles Reviewed (including kimonos)

June 30, 2016 Yoko Lewis

We here at YokoDana Kimono(yokodana.com) were recently interviewed by a travel magazine and just got the finished article. In addition to a section on Kimonos, other world textile traditions are covered. Check it out at wheretraveler.com HERE.

New Kimono Book: Kimono Now,by Manami Okazaki

June 24, 2016 Yoko Lewis

Here at YokoDana Kimono(yokodana.com) we like to keep our eyes open for new books,media etc which pertain to kimono culture and related fashion. We are happy to share a great new kimono book: Kimono Now, by Manami Okazaki : Amazon.com book description: From the refined homes of Tokyo to the nightclubs of Kyoto; from gangster chic to Harajuku street style; from ateliers and catwalks to city sidewalks and religious festivals--this book shows how the kimono has continued to be one of Japan's most exciting wardrobe elements. Across Japan, women and men are rediscovering the kimono. Comfortable, versatile, and easily adapted to reflect...

Non-Japanese Wearing Kimonos: Reddit Controversy (Boston, Fall, 2015)

June 24, 2016 Yoko Lewis

Maybe this is old news to some of you, but we just came across a fascinating discussion in the Reddit's /japan sub-reddit. Here is the opening comment: Is it actually offensive for foreigners to wear kimonos? (self.japan) submitted 2 months ago by Autumn-Moonlight So, I'm an American I've been told recently by a friend that it's offensive for people that aren't Japanese to wear a kimono, and I was wondering if that was true. On one hand this friend is one of those people, she phrased it more like "White people wearing kimonos is racist," and then she said something...

Welcome to our Shopify Web site

January 21, 2016 Yoko Lewis

We are updating our technology so will be using this shopify.com ecommerce site. We will be converting our pages presently on yokodana.com URL to the Shopify platform temporarily using this yokodanakimono.com URL. To contact us at any time please write us via our webmail form page.