Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

Update Shipping Costs: Below One Pound Free to USA

April 24, 2016 Yoko Lewis

In tweaking our new system we just caught that the cart was not offering proper rate for very light packages (such as fabric pieces or haori-himo).  This has been fixed so anything to USA weighing under 1 pound is shipped free, with option of course to ship Priority or Express. 


Sale: Girls Nagajuban @ $4.00/lb; Brooklyn Venue News;Earthquake Update

April 22, 2016 Yoko Lewis

1.Announcing a sale on our Girls Nagajuban Package (110-GNAG) for US$4.00/lb, $40.00 . We need to make room for incoming inventory so are offering these on sale while supplies last.  2. Next stop Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri, April 30 & May 1, 2016: (Picture courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Esplanade) Vendor area will be open 10:00am to 5:00pm both days and we will be in the Osborne Garden again this year. This part of the BBG can be accessed directly from the gate to the right of the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238) on the northern side...


Washington DC & Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festivals; Kumamoto Earthquake

April 20, 2016 Yoko Lewis

Hello everyone and a special greeting to everyone who came out to see us in Washington DC and Philadelphia's Cherry Blossom festivals over the weekend. The weather was perfect both days and we had a good weekend. We're always happy to meet our FB or website fans FTF, and we made new friends. Thanks again all! As for the earthquake in Kumamoto: First of all, our deep thanks to all of you who reached out to us with your support. I was able to share your messages with my sister Fumi who, amazingly, with her iphone,never lost internet during the...


Kumamoto Earthquake; Sakura Matsuri DC & Philly; Office Schedule

April 15, 2016 Yoko Lewis

As some of you have contacted us (and thanks for your concern) we want to let you know that Yoko's family in Kumamoto are all uninjured and accounted for. Some are in evacuation centers until the aftershocks stop but none of the family houses have sustained major damage, only very scared and rattled occupants with some minor house  and household items damages. The epicenter is very near to Yoko's hometown and damage is severe not far from them. They just had another aftershock which was the same strength (7 on Japanese scale) at 1:44am Japan Time, so we don't know...


Sale on Girls Nagajuban & Meisen Packages; Venue Discounts,Cherry Blossom DC/Philly

April 09, 2016 Yoko Lewis

Hello everyone from freezing but-with-tulips-blooming Delaware! This morning we even had snow falling on our weeping cherry blossoms here (Above)! Strange weather here in the Northeast USA but we're hoping it will warm by next weekend for the Cherry Blossom Festivals in Washington DC and Philadelphia. This blog post has news about a site sale and venue discounts, plus our office schedule for the week of April 11th: 1. Bulk Kimono Package Sale:  We have more supplies due to arrive and have accumulated an excess in two of our packages and need to make room. So, before we post the...