Vintage Japanese Kimono Culture News

Let Me Count The Ways: Another Creative Use of Vintage Kimono Fabrics of YokoDana Kimono

February 09, 2023 Yoko Lewis

 A Note from Yoko:  We love it when customers send us emails and pictures of what they have made from what they've purchased on yokodana.com, or, how they've used it in some activity, or, as part of interior decoration of their home or business. In fact,  there are so many of these special and creative uses that we have built a growing list of the many ways that our vintage Japanese Kimonos & fabrics are used or worn by our customers; you can see the list in one of our FAQ pages HERE. We thank Judy for sharing this with us here....

Woman Hand Sews Eclectic Kimono to Honor Her Japanese-Scottish Ancestry

January 02, 2023 Yoko Lewis

We came across this in a Facebook post by mymodernmet.com and thought our visitors and site fans of yokodana.com would appreciate this. The article is dated October 18, 2017, and tells the story of how Maya Caulfield made a kimono to  honor her Japanese and Scottish ancestry: ... Maya Caulfield recently completed a handmade kimono that celebrates her half Scottish and half Japanese ancestry in one eclectic garment. Created in a traditional kimono silhouette, the fabric is sourced from different types of plaid, from tartan to buffalo check. “I don't usually make textile art,” Caulfield tells My Modern Met via email, “but I do make my own clothes...

Is It "Kimonos" or "Kimono"? Searching for Authentic Japanese Kimonas, Kimono?

November 07, 2022 Yoko Lewis

WHAT'S THIS PAGE? Over the years, we've been asked more than once, "Is it kimonos (with an s), or kimono when describing more than one kimono?". So, we put a little light-hearted page together sharing our use of the terms, HERE.

"Kimono Rebellion" Kimono Exhibition,Globus Washitsu,New York City, Nov 4 - 8, 2022

October 20, 2022 Yoko Lewis

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Globus Washitsu Announces Special in-person Event: Kimono Rebellion - Kimono Exhibition Preview VideoWorld Premiere of Seijinshiki (Coming of Age) Kimono by the House of MIyabi - which is sweeping the youth of JapanFree admission  Fri, Nov 4 at 12 PM to Tue, Nov 8 at 6 PM Details about Invitation etc.: HERE.

YokoDana Kimono's New Discounted International Shipping via GlobalPost

September 24, 2022 Yoko Lewis

We offer discounted shipping rates for our international customers using GlobalPost ( GoGlobalPost.com).