Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News
December 28, 2018 • Dana Lewis
We are closed for the holidays, returning January 3rd, 2019. We will resume shipments at that time. Of course our website is open 24/7/365 for orders and we receive emails and messages daily in case anyone has a question about something while we're closed. Also, all orders received during our absence will be processed in order received and we'll email expected shipment dates as soon as we can. Also, we invite you to please check back in with us after the first of the year, as we'll be having a New Year's sale of our vintage kimono fabrics by yard...
November 10, 2018 • Yoko Lewis
Came across the above on a Facebook group for Kimono Sellers, asking what it is. Since we have these fairly often, and have one on hand now, thought we'd put up a brief reply. This is called a Kateigi, or, in katakana, 'ho-mu-ko-to" (home coat); we might call it a home or work jacket for women. It resembles jinbei, but those are traditionally work jackets for men (more recently, now can be uni-sex work jackets); Jinbei have a different, more rectangular, cut to the sleeves. Here at yokodana.com we have fabric for making a Kateigi and show below the label and...
November 08, 2018 • Yoko Lewis
18th Century Boys Suit, Upcycled using vintage KimonobyPleasantly Malformed(Blogger) We only recently came across this handiwork by one of our bulk vintage kimono package customers, from her blog in March of 2017. It is an 18th Century Boys Suit created by blogger Pleasantly Malformed on blogspot.com, To see her blog -- with multiple pictures and explanation of how she did it -- please visit her blog HERE. We aren't often told of the myriad ways that folks buying our vintage Japanese kimonos and fabrics use them in their creative work in various media. So, when we happened upon this one, being...
October 29, 2018 • Dana Lewis
We will be closed and not shipping orders on October 30th and 31st. We're still accepting orders on the website and will be accessing emails on October 31st; we aren't expecting any shipping delays due to this brief closure. Yoko
October 22, 2018 • Yoko Lewis
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