Unsolicited Testimonials about YokoDana Kimono

About our testimonials  below: 

The emails and messages we show below came to us unsolicited from customers all over the world. In addition, we have further feedback and comments about us and our products in the following places:

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Unsolicited Testimonials

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Thanks so much the fabric it is beautiful and it is the last material I will buy as I have a huge studio full of ethnic materials to use in my art and I'm 75 years old so that will last my lifetime I love how the Kimono's are made they are an art in themselves. Thanks again you are so professional,

Cheers ,
Kathryn Glowen Artist
Arlington, Washington State USA


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Hello Yoko, just sent a message on Messenger to thank you for the safe arrival of my Kimono parcel at lunchtime today, Tuesday. I am impressed with the speed of the delivery and the quantity and quality of the kimonos. 
Thank you so much.

Regards,
EB
York, United Kingdom

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Facebook Review:


Got my order today! A fabulous selection and in great shape!...  I was really impressed by the Kimino and that they came so fast and were beautifully folded!Thanks so much!  If this goes well will order again!  Terrific service too!  Thanks so much!

Sandra Lepper
Mount Vernon
Washington  State USA

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Just opened the box (boys and girls packages) and I felt like I won the Lottery....The boys box was absolutely wonderful but....this girls box was spectacular. Full of bright colors, flower designs ...wonderful magical birds and phenomenal background scenes. I can't wait to share this box with some friends and to begin to daydream about what might be possible with these gifts from yokodana. .... I am thrilled with my purchases and now I am noodling creative ideas to use these treasures in different ways. Our 12 year old granddaughter picked one short jacket from the boys box and wore it to a fancy Japanese Restaurant for a birthday celebration. I took some photos before we left and it looked wonderful on her.

Judi Sammons
Whitewater, Colorado USA

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Amazing shipment as always (A Package & Meisen Package), thank you! You guys are such a dream. I am in love with every single one EmojiEmojiEmoji

Best,
TT
Miami, Florida USA


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Dear Folks,

I received the shipment yesterday.  It was better than expected.  Thank you so much.  I am very pleased with your kimono fabrics.  And thank you so much for the gifts inside.
Sincerely,
Sally Davey
Hercules, California USA

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Dear Yoko:

The package arrived today, and the contents is as beautiful as the first package I ordered 16 years ago. I will have as much trouble cutting these apart as I did those original garments.

Thanks - Sue
Sue Wingate
Mirror Lake, New Hampshire USA

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Dear Yoko:

I just wanted to tell you that the boys' kimonos you sent me are lovely, and I will be ordering more from you in the future.

Best wishes,
Ellen W.
Evergreen, Colorado

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Dear Yoko:

I have attached a photo of my daughter wearing a kimono we purchased from you (Girls kimono package). I took a picture for Hinamatsuri! She loves to wear the kimono but hates me taking pictures of her :( .This kimono fits so well but we have others that will fit her when she gets taller! They are all so beautiful and different. ... I used an obiage for the obi. I did not have a small obi. The obiage was from you also.

thanks again!

-Renee
Rochester, New York

 

girl in kimono from YokoDana Kimono Girls Package Kimonos (110-GIRLS, 10lbs)

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Dear Yokodana team.

Today I recieved my order (By-Pound Kimono Packages: Nagajuban, Hakama,Silk Pcs KPCS,Girls). And they are so beautiful. Thank you so much. They are all lovely. as you are. I hope We keep doing business together many times. Happy and successful New year.

Best regards,
Tiffany (Nigar) Bilgen McCallion
London, England

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I just received the fabric and it is perfect, the service was the best, and the gift was surprising and pleasing. That gift is what we call "lagniappe" here in Louisiana.

Thanks so much for a wonderful experience.

Best regards,

Randy Stebbins
Hammond, Louisiana
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Pictures and comments below from Evelyn Lee, a California customer; things she made from vintage kimonos & fabrics purchased from us. To see more of Evelyn's work click here:
Evelyn Lee pillows made from yokodana kimono fabrics
Evelyn Lee blouse made from yokodana kimono fabrics


Dear Yoko:

Personally I love Vintage kimonos especially the silk ones because of it's beauty and uniqueness (it's almost never, to find exact same kimono/fabric). I have been collecting, remaking, up-cycling using kimono fabric for a few years now.

Usually for the longer piece, I love to make them into garments, such as dresses or tops. The Orange tone floral Silk Top is used from YokoDana's girl's kimono package. I unstitched the original kimono, hand washed in cold and gentle circle, laid dry, and ironed it prior to work on the fabrics. Some of the semi-large pieces, i can easily make them into small pillows for various gifting idea. The fun of unstitching kimono is that you will be left with many different size and pieces of Kimono fabric. So another fun project would be making them into pouches, which the examples here I have is for Triangular pouches.

And yet, if the fabric is long and skinny, and you can't find anywhere to use it, it'll be a great idea to re-dress your flip flop.

Lastly, this is something new I bought from YokoDana.com, from the Mixed Cotton package. Putting two large Navy Tone Furoshiki together, then you get a very unique tunic taking advantage not only the beautiful motif, but also the convenience of not needing to hem the garment so much.

Evelyn Lee
California, USA

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Hello Yoko:

I got my A-package today and I think it is the most wonderful I have gotten so far! Very beautiful!

Definitely worth the wait. Thank you so much!!! Also thank you for the good communication and information about why it was delayed.

Carol Lambright
Eugene, Oregon USA
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Hello,

I am in receipt of my order of vintage fabrics(Silk Pieces Bundle KPCS), Love love love them. Thank you and I will order more.

Marie S.
Ontario, Canada
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Dear Ms Lewis,

The 10lb meisen package arrived and I would like you to know how pleased I am with the beautiful fabrics of the kimonos and haoris. My nieces are laying claim to some of them so I will be definitely ordering from you in the future. Not only have the packages arrived (this is my second order) promptly and been meticulously packed but I have been astounded both times by the wonderful quality and workmanship of the items themselves. Thank you and I look forward with anticipation to ordering from you again.

Sincerely,
Victoria T.
Laurel, Maryland USA

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Dear Lewis-san,

I have just received my bundle of nagajuban and they are BEAUTIFUL! I am excited to start working on some projects with them immediately.

I hope to do business with you again soon. ^_^
Domo arigato gozaimasu!

-Cassie B.
Nashville, Tennessee USA

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Thank you for the more than prompt service on the A package bulk kimono. The package arrived yesterday and today I had the time to go through the beautiful items. Particular thanks for the young boys and girls kimonos which will help to introduce the young ones to the beauty of japanese textiles. I look forward to dealing with your firm in the future.

Sincerely,
Victoria T.
Laurel, Maryland USA

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Girls group in Idaho, wearing kimonos from YokoDana Kimono's Girls Package 110-GIRLS

Above: Picture from Carol in Idaho: Japan Culture Day, wearing girls kimonos from YokoDana

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Dear Ms. Lewis,

This was my first purchase with Yokodana and would like to let you know how impressed I was with the gorgeous meisen bundle I ordered. Just beautiful!! Thank you so much.! Now I'll have to check your website daily for all future offerings as I'm looking forward to ordering again soon.

Yours sincerely,
Bambi Babbitt
Somerset, Wisconsin USA

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lampshade made from silks from "A Package" YokoDana Kimono

Ruth Carter lampshade made from silks from "A Package"

lampshade made from silks from "A Package"


Yoko, these ("A", "L" & "NAG" Bulk Kimono Packages) are so incredible! My husband is laughing because I have tears in my eyes at the beauty, but even HE has to appreciate their exquisiteness. I have found them easy to clean and all my family and friends look forward to receiving them as gifts. The small pieces are glimpses into another world. I have made some of them into lamps and am sending you a couple of photos. I can't wait to order more! What a treasure is Yokodana!

Ruth Carter
Austin, Texas USA
(Above pictures are lampshades made using our "A Package" Kimono fabrics)

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Greetings, Yoko,

It is not just the quality of your product that brings me back as a customer. It is the fact that yours is a real family business, that makes me happy to do business with you. I appreciate that as a family business working on opposite sides of the world to bring your customers these lovely items, naturally there will be logistic issues. I read your FAQ sheet and understand the challenges you deal with just to bring these pretty things here.

It is because yours is a family business with a real commitment to your customers that I know you will do your best, when you do the final selection for each order by hand on this side of the pond, to meet my needs and requests in my order. I really appreciate the care and consideration you and your family bring to your business.

Thank you again for your time and attention in this matter. I look forward to receiving my order next week or so.

Respectfully

Christina
Serenity Studios
Columbus, Ohio USA

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I just received my 15lb. order of “Package A” bulk kimonos and I wanted to personally thank you for such a wonderful assortment of beautiful kimonos, as well as the exquisite fabric you also enclosed. Like many other members have stated, it will be difficult to cut up some of the kimonos for my quilts because they are so beautiful. There were even two little girl kimonos in my order which I plan to keep for my granddaughters. My mother is Japanese and seeing these little girl kimonos brought back wonderful childhood memories when my sisters and I would dress up in beautiful kimonos that my mother had.

I have always been happy with my purchases from you and once again, I thank you very much for such a wonderful order!... You can be assured that I am a loyal and repeat customer!

Sincerely,

Tina Smith, East Longmeadow MA

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Thank you so much (for A Package), every piece is absolutely lovely and I am so satisfied with them! I also adore the little folded packet of fabrics! I cannot wait to work with them although some are so beautiful I just hung them on the wall to admire them! Thank you so much and I will definitely be ordering from you again. Have a lovely day!
-Holly Brown
Springfield, Illinois

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Dear YokoDana Folks,

I just wanted to send a note of thanks for the kimonos(A Package)you sent. I
have just rec'd them today and they are exactly as described on your
web site. Once again, thank you so much. The selection you sent is
very gracious. The children's items were a delightful surprise.
Wishing you a wonderful season of cherry blossoms.

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Michel Nicoli
Phoenix, Arizona

I have been an opt-in member for quite a few years & have purchased @ Sakura Festival & via mail, both fabrics by the piece & by bulk pkg. -- you folks are the BEST. Now I'll go "like" you on facebook too! Thanks so much -- for your superior product & your fair & kind-hearted business skills -- both all too rare in today's world.

Patricia Newton
Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Dear Yoko,

I hope u r all well.Just wanted to let you know I just got the "Treasure Box". I was astounded by the Beautiful Kimonos.

I used to be a Fashion Designer. So I appreciate the Fabric and the Form of the Kimono. Initially I bought the Kimonos for Quilting. Now I have a conflict. I don't have the heart to cut these Kimonos.

I wanted to thank and compliment you for the Kimonos you sent my way.

Sincerely,

Yael Ouriel (& Tov Brog- Husband)
Atlanta, Georgia

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Thank you, Dana and Yoko! I received my order(A Package)yesterday. I am just thrilled with the variety and quality of the kimono!

Linda Wakefield
Reno, Nevada
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Hi, Yoko,

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of garments you sent (A Package).They are just beautiful. A perfect variety. Thanks again.

Pam Flynn
Monterey, Virginia

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Dear Yoko,

Thank you so much for the parcel. Once again I am delighted with the box of surprises. I'm also thrilled with the fabric that you include. I like the pieces that have labels attached. They always seem to have a sense of being 'of the country.' I thought you might be interested in what is happening to all of these things when they get here. I am using the items to raise some money for earthquake relief and also as part of my own textile/vintage business. Some pieces are made into gifts, some are sold and far too many are kept back because I can't part with them. I am also using the garments to show some local school kids Japanese dress. The kids are only little but they love to see these things. (Especially the boys, funnily enough.)

I'll be placing regular orders soon, as I am retiring from work shortly and will have more time on my hands to spend with the sewing part of my hobby.

Susi Clark
United Kingdom

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Hi Yoko san! Yesterday the box of cotton came and I could hardly wait to get it open! You really know how to wrap packages to keep them safe! Once open I was gasping and oohing and ahhhing and having much fun! Loved all the "fat quarters" pieces of cotton and Oh the silk pieces WOW! those are my colors and I just loved them! There was one piece of cotton that was breathtaking it was black with raspberry red and royal blue tiny strips in gradation! it is gorgeous! I can see these in all sorts of quilting ideas!

Some of the yukata will come apart and become fabric but one is most lovely and it will adorn me! It is indigo with white flowers done in lines and the softness is yummy! I don't know but there isn't much that gets my attention like beautiful textiles!

Glad you are out there with a supply!

Hugs and thanks Vona
Worcester, Massachussetts, USA

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I purchased 100lbs of mixed kimono, package A. I am truly happy. More flowery words can not express my satisfaction. Just simple, yes, I am happy! Items are really varied. Some wearable, some perfect for creative resurrection. I could cry…. The children’s pieces are delightful! I really like them. sigh.
Oh! Yoko and Dana! You must be really great people. I hope to meet you one day. Call me if you are in Seattle? I will be pleased to take you to dinner.

Norah
Seattle, Washington, USA

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The package of fabrics arrived on Saturday and I couldn't be more pleased. It was lovely to find that you had included some pieces that I hadn't
ordered. The fabric will be used in a quilt I will begin soon and being able to incorporate many different fabrics will make it more interesting.

Thanks for your quick service.

Carol Herring
Healdsburg, California
USA
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Hi Yoko!

Thanks! I am super excited(about my first order). I hope there are a few whole kimonos/ haoris... I'd love to get one or two I can wear. The customer feedback on the website was very helpful. I knew if I searched hard enough I could find a place to get kimonos without having to pay all of the crazy shipping from Japan. What a fabulous business idea. I am looking forward to getting them next week sometime and I'll keep checking back to get cotton ones for quilting purposes.

The Facebook page is nice also. The pictures of the shows are really nice. I'll have to try to get to a few!

Katie

PS(After receipt of order): I loved the 20 lbs of silks package. I just kept pulling kimonos out of the box! The variety was great and I was very impressed.
Thank you!

Katie Lausten
Florida, USA
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Hello--

This note is much overdue--some time back in May I placed my first order with you and somehow my credit card information was deleted and you asked me to resend it, and as an apology you included several lovely, extra pieces in my order--I was pleased with all my fabrics and decided to order more. At the time I was placing my second order (June 3), I had fully intended to include a note thanking you for your generosity the first time around, but just as I was in the process of filling in the order form, we received a phone call that one of my children had been in an accident. I quickly concluded my order without the thank you note, left the next morning to be with my daughter (who will be ok), and am just now getting around to sorting through the mail that piled up in my absence. Phew. I had forgotten that I had placed the second order and what a nice surprise to find it in my pile--and also to find that again you included a few surprises. I've enjoyed doing business with you, and as soon as I actually make something with the fabric I have, I'll check back into your website. Thank you again...

Sue K.
New Jersey, USA

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Hi Yoko and Dana,

My package arrived today(Bulk Kimono) in perfect condition and the contents were spectacular! I'm simply delighted with the elegant haori, the lovely michiyuki coat and that striking purple kimono. Everything is so discerningly chosen and in such fine wearable condition.

Many thanks for all the care you take in selecting beautiful items at exceptional prices. I always get compliments, and I always mention you!

Best Wishes,
CK

PS.I've discovered that I love the hakama as a skirt, now that I've been trying everything on. They're so elegant ...every item is beautiful, but the cream-colored haori with the leaf pattern is a knockout. I'll probably hang it on my wall as art instead of wearing it!

Good wishes and arigato goziamasu

Carolyn K.
Nashville, Tennessee USA

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Dear Yoko,
Thank you for all the beautiful silks (Kimono pieces) you sent to me last week. I am enjoying them so much. They are so special.
Denise S.
New Jersey USA

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Dear Yoko san: I hadn't heard the UPS truck so I checked the tracking number and it said it was delivered--went out on to the Florida room ( a New England term for a closed in breeze way!) and there was my box! Took it inot the studio/computer room and opened it and oohed and ahhed over the kimono and fabirc! Two childrens kimono and a juban! there are several that I will definitly wear! One is the beautifully decorated kurometomosode, that is an amazing example of the style! I also loved the silver kimono with the aplique and painted flowers! Then there are some others too that will definitly we worn! Some will make their way in to other garments and quilts!

In case your hadn't noticed I love all that you sent! the fabric pieces are just amazing too! I would say I really got my moneys worth and them some!

Arigato gozaimasu for making my day!

Hugs Vona

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Dear Yoko & Dana,

I am THRILLED with my purchases. And I wish to thank you for the gift piece. We are hopefully moving into a condo as soon as we can sell our house which has a very high ceiling with skylights and I hope to hang the Sumurai banner fom the highest level and where I can keep it away from too much light. My husband complained that I was spending money again but when he saw the banner especially he was very pleased. The roll of fabric is fantastic and I finally got some real shuiro! The wrapping cloths brought back many memories for my husband about how everything was wrapped when he was there. He really is a softie about Japan--he liked the people very much and enjoyed his 3 years or so there.

I most likely will not be purchasing much more although I would love to have the uchikake(bad spelling) but out of my range. I shall keep checking your new store regularly and may find something else I just cannot resist. Thank you so much for your fine service and beautiful goods.

Thank you so much,
Venita in Indiana
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When an "A" package arrives in our house it's like Christmas. Each item gets pulled out and inspected for interesting patterns and ideas begin to form in our minds of what we'd like to do with each piece. A new sword bag for my boyfriend? A wall hanging for my son? (he picked out a BRIGHT red panel from the last box!) A kimono for my daughter to wear? More projects for me? All possibilities are considered.

We are, and continue to be, very happy customers.

Carol & family
Oregon, USA

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I received the package (bulk cottons) that I had waited for with such high anticipations. I was amazed that it was even more wonderful than I imagined. I thought I might find one or two out of the lot to keep and wear with jeans. Every single one of them is almost perfect, you have to search to find any imperfections and I only found a few. I now have to decide which ones to keep and which ones to take apart. There were several little girls kimono which I cannot bear to take apart and will give as gifts. I have taken 2 apart already, a very easy task while watching TV and must decide soon which ones I will be making into jackets. The fun part is I will still have the bottom portion of the kimino to use in quilts. Thank you for the wonderful selection.

Cynthia Butts
Design & Modeling
Windsor, Connecticut (USA)

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Since your customer service was so excellent during the ordering process, I thought you would appreciate knowing that your shipment (Imari plate) reached me safely. What a beautiful packing job! I'm very happy with the item I ordered. Many thanks.

Joyce K.
New York, NY

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I ordered several fabric pieces and all of them were exactly as pictured. Much care was put into their packaging. And, I even received a BEAUTIFUL free gift fabric piece. It is so pretty!!! I'm going to make a neck roll pillow out of it. Also, I knew from reading their site that they were out of town at a show. And, they even emailed me to tell me of a short delay. Yet, though I placed 2 orders at other places that day, this site's order arrived 1st, and it arrived in 2-3 days. WOW!!! Thanks!

Elizabeth Olsen
Chicago, IL.
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Hi Yoko,
I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful piece of striped indigo I recently purchased from you.
I have never sewn on such fine, inherently straight fabric. I was amazed at the quality and craftsmanship of it in this respect. I will definitely keep my eye on your website for new finds.This piece will be the standard against which Icompare others! Thanks again for everything: great fabrics and wonderful, personable service.

Jane Burkholder
Portland OR

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Yes, you presumed right!( that a second order indicated she liked her first order of bulk kimonos,dl) I especially loved the textured navy kimono and textured purple fabric piece,the blue + white floral kimono,the blue + white 2 fabric pieces, + the 2 kimonos with navy with floral etc. motifs. I was Amazed at the cool things in my cottons package!

All I can say is WOW!!! Very , very Exciting!!! I float around wearing various items every day!!

(Also in a few weeks I´ll be ordering your Silks package!!)

Thanks,

Kathy Fietz
Luxembourg (Europe)
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Thank you, Dana and Yoko!!

Oh, I loved it so. I am so happy!! I even wrote on gather.com(site closed 2016):

(Anyway)...I love it!! I AM enthusiastic about it (bulk kimono order) - i am so pleased i found you guys, and i think that it is such a good value. yahoo!!! ....You're right - i opened the box and the SMELLS came back. i was so happy (as you can tell). yep, just wait til i order *another* box. heh heh!!!

PS:....( So, I am) glad to help spread the word. i knew you'd be happy(reading the gather.com piece), knowing how VERY happy i am today. thank you again!! cheers, jessie

Jessica Voigts
Stanton, Michigan(USA)

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The product arrived safe and sound and I am enjoying the items I received. I find I can wear much of it and other pieces will make beautiful adornment for other products.

Thank you,
Ann
Federal Way
Washington State (USA)
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I received my kimono today and just wanted to thank you for the prompt and quality service (received within 3 days). The kimono looks exactly as it was pictured and described on your website. It is really beautiful. I look forward to doing business again with you in the near future. Emily
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I received the (second) package today. It was a lot of fun opening the surprise package (bulk kimono)--there are several great pieces including the child's kimono that is especially cute on my two year old. She enjoyed trying it on and looking at herself in the mirror.

Thanks again,

Emily M.
Tennessee, USA
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Dear Yokodana,
I just want to thank you for the lovely fabrics and for the small pieces that you gave me. You must be able to see what I'm making-- the pieces will go so well in my quilt! I'm really happy with my order.
Sincerely,
Renee
Suwanee, Georgia USA

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I just wanted you to know how pleased I was with my recent order. Unpacking the box was like Christmas morning! As I took out each piece, I was floored at how beautiful they were. I have been on your mailing list for awhile and didn't really know what to expect. I ordered thinking I would be able to use the fabric for various sewing projects, however, 4 or 5 of the pieces are so lovely, I have added them to my closet. Even one that had slight damage, I have repaired and now use everyday as my robe. It will actually be hard for me to cut up the ones that I will use in other projects. I just wanted to say thanks and let you know grateful I am to have found a source such as yourselves.

...It's a pleasure, as always, to be in touch with you, and your focus on esthetics in Japanese culture and design certainly requires no apology in the context of doing business. Anyone can sell me something...but you and your Web site offer so much more. That's why people like me are likely to keep coming back to you. I hope you never, ever change.

-Best regards,

-Barbara White
Evanston, Illinois, USA

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Just wanted to send a thank-you for the lovely selection of kimonos and fabric that I recently bought(20 pounds silks, 20 lbs. cottons). I split the package with a friend. Lovely kimonos, lovely fabric. Thank you!

Linda A., Trescott, Maine, USA

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Just wanted to write and say that I got to see my great nieces wearing the kimonos(Bulk Kimonos) that were part of a bundle I ordered from you earlier in the spring. We were in Southern Illinois last weekend and they all modeled them for me. The five year was so funny as she said hers was too long, but at the rate she grows, that won't be true for very long! I found the choices the other two had made interesting --- I had sent 4, one for each of the girls and one for their mom. I also showed them what they could do if they decided they wanted to display them on their walls.
Thank you again for the great products you have!

Mary Castle
Ambridge, Pennsylvania USA

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Gidday Dana and Yoko,

Wooo thank you. Bulk package(D package, 20lbs) arrived today. Kimonos are perfect for pulling apart and making crafts.

Will be making another order in the future.

Betty Lui
Umina, New South Wales
Australia

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Thank you.
My fabric (A package & kasuri) arrived in time for me to sew this weekend.
Very interesting gauze-like weave.Have not seen that before... but it was perfect for a curtain.Allows in light and air, but offers some privacy when the window is open.
The stiffness was perfect for this project.The curtain has hems at bottom and top.
Both the bottom and top have tension rods holding them firm -creating a flat panel.
Best wishes

Joyce P.
New Mexico USA

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Dana and Yoko- The silk kimono are wonderful. I was so excited to receive my grab bag and am SO happy with the contents- thank you! (purchased: A package silks, kasuri & runner made from vintage obi.)

B.A., Deary,Idaho USA

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I am so pleased with my package!(D package, synthetics) It was like opening a present- I didn't want the box to end! The bolt of fabric that came is beautiful, I can't wait to use it all. Thank you so much!(Feel free to use on your testimonials page!) Kate

Kate Alexander
Coventry, Connecticut USA

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Hi Dana & Yoko

Thanks for the great box of cottons. The shipping was really quick (7 days)!!!
There are some really great items in the box and although the yukatas are a tad short for me (since I am 5' 9" which is tall for a sansei female), they will make great long jackets/big tops. I am really glad that you set up this business. You make is so easy to get great items/fabrics & your prices are so reasonable.

Thanks again,
Paula Tsuruoka
Ontario, Canada
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I have just received my first order (20lbs A package) from your company. All I have to say is WOW AND MORE WOW!! I can not believe my luck. I awoke with a migraine this morning. I think you just cured it. Thank you so much. I am sure I will be ordering again in the near future.

Priscilla Hair
Easley, South Carolina
www.focusfabricart.com
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I just want you to know how thrilled I am with my bulk kimono purchase from you. It is beyond wonderful. I opened my box with a friend,...who was so impressed she plans to order some as well. I plan on ordering more. Thank you so very much,....also I really love the beautiful duvet type cover you included - its gorgeous. A thousand thanks to you for offering such beautiful, quality kimonos at quite a reasonable price.

Leah Covington
Portland, Maine
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Hi Dana,

Just a quick note to let you know that we returned home from a vacation this week and the kimono package was waiting on our porch....I absolutely love it....thank you so much....they are just what I was wishing for, now, the hardest thing is going to be cutting them up for my quilts!!! Out of the whole package, there were three that i did not care for, and the wrapping cloths were an unexpected bonus that I love........and the ?futon cover? it is beautiful....thanks, thanks , thanks, in fact I will order another bulk "C" Package now before you no longer have any, so I can be creating wonderful quilts for a long time to come. thanks again for your dream come true.

Lynne
Grants Pass,Oregon

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My wonderful order (20lbs A package) arrived yesterday and my whole family was
excited (my husband and 2 cats) all gathering around as I opened
the box. I was really delighted with what you sent me and I'm
already imagining what I will make. Thanks very much and I'm sure
you will hear from me again. It was a very happy experience.

Barbara Ford
State College, Pennsylvania (Home of Penn State!)

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I received my package last night (20lbs A package)! Wow! I am so impressed with everything. The speed at which my order was filled is amazing. The most amazing thing was the quality of the kimonos. I was totally blown away! Thank you, thank you, thank you. They are so beautiful and breathtaking.... Wait, I have more! As a quilter and one who sews, I couldn't help but admire the fact that the kimonos were hand stitched. I am going to ask my quilting and sewing buddies if they would be interested in sharing a bundle. I thought long and hard before ordering, but what I really got was a bargain beyond compare. Again, thank you.

Ann
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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(From Yoko:)We were featured in the Good News Rag, a paid subscriber-based print publication for designers, seamstresses, couturiers and anyone interested in sewing-based crafts. The Rag, as it is affectionately called, is published by Lois Ericson of Reno, Nevada. In her Jan/Feb. 2005 (Issue #84) she talked about us in a column titled, "My Favorite Fabric Store", which started, "I enjoy using kimono fabric in my work and have recently connected with a great source. Maybe you would like to check out their website...." She had many nice things to say and we thank her for her unsolicited praise. 

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I received my order yesterday and I love everything. I'm going to have to
order more because I feel bad cutting some of the fabric I received. You
sent me a very small jacket (don't know the name in Japanese){haori} and I thought
that it was so beautiful that I don't think I'm going to give it to my
daughters, like I told Yoko, but I don't know what I could do with it. It
doesn't look like it was ever used.

Thank you again.

Dulce C.
Maryland, USA
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I just wanted to let you know that the package arrived yesterday. The gosho ningyo fabric is even more beautiful than I was expecting...a tallorder to fill.

I appreciate the the quick, thorough responses to my questions, the rapid
shipping of my order and, especially, the care with which the fabric I
bought was packaged for shipping. I was also very impressed by your
willingness to recommend another vendor for mixed fabric packages of a
size more suitable to my needs than the large packages you offer. I look
forward to the possibility of purchasing from you again in the near future
and would not hesitate to recommend you as an ideal seller!

Thank you very much!
All the best...
Cheryl Giordano
Brooklyn, New York

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Dear Dana & Yoko...

I just got my 20 lb box of cotton kimono cloth. I am so happy!! I took one apart and I could not believe how much fabric there was. I love the selection you sent. It was exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much. And, I found a nice suprise in the box....a bolt of the most delicious cotton for kimono. I didn't expect that. You've won me over and I can't wait to work with these fabrics and to order more. I wish I could get 100 pounds!!! (hmmmmm maybe) There is one kimono in the box that is in such great condition that I think I'll give to my dad for father's day. I think he will like it very much. I will make a sash with some of the other kimono cloth to keep it closed. Again thank you and I'm so happy I decided to order. Domo arigatou!!!

Marguerite Cordice
Flushing, New York

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Wow!
I got the package this afternoon.How should I describe after I went through all of them.It is too good to be true. Don`t know how to express my satisfaction. Am I lucky! thank you.

Best regards
Jane Liu
Toronto, Canada
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Dana:

The kimono with the cranes is a very big hit (commensurate with the hit to my visa card) (for unexpected customs charges).

Thank you,

Jeff Cutler, United Kingdom

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Just a quick note saying the goods arrived this morning and the Kimono is wonderful!
Had to pay £97 ($160) customs and excise duty!! Ouch!
But it was worth it!
Thanks again!!
Alan White
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Hello Dana & Yoko,

Just want to let you know I am very pleased with the Shiromuku I received last week --
It exceeded by far my expectations! Very nice hand embroidery.
Thank you,
H.C.
USA
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Yesterday my 20 lb. shipment of kimonos etc. arrived. I am overwhelmed, I bought them to use in sewing/quilting projects but many I can not bring myself to cut and will simply use and admire. My 11 year old daughter and I unpacked the box and it was like a treasure chest. Thank you!

Sincerely
Linda A.
Maine, USA

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This is Suzanne Ebbels. My kimono's (20lbs) arrived and they are wonderful, thanks heaps for all your help, l will be ordering more in the future.

Sue, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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Dear Dana & Yoko,

I received my 20 pound box of kimono the other day as promised. I have to tell you, it was the best box I've received in a long time! My friend and I were absolutely amazed by the contents of the box. It almost sounded like the Fourth of July, as we "oohed" and "aahed" over each one as it came out of the box. The only problem is that I don't know if I can cut them up!

Thanks again!

Lisa Eichelberger
Elko, Nevada

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Dear Dana and Yoko,

My bulk kimono shipment arrived today and the contents far surpassed my expectations. I was hoping for at least one haori in wearable condition but got far more than that! I am in my glory. The kimonos are wonderful, as well. My sister is already hinting that two of them would be ideal for her birthday gifts. And the extra textile pieces will be wonderful for belts and sashes.

Your service and professionalism can't be beat and the product is ichiban. Domo Arrigatou.

Kathryn
Escondido, CA

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Dear Dana,

Thank you so much for the zori and purse; I received them yesterday and
they are fabulous. I am a candidate for the San Francisco Cherry
Blossom Queen Pageant and now know that even if I don't win, I will look
great. Thanks so much!

Yours truly,
Erin Todoki
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Thank you for the order. It arrived yesterday. The kimonos and fabric are beautiful. I was like a little kid with a surprise package opening them. I will put them to good use. Thanks again. C.P.

Hi, I just got the 40# box of kimonos I ordered. WOW! they are incredible, better than I could have hoped for. WOW! I look forward to buying from you in the future. WOW!

thanks, T'ger Stone
Huntsville, Arkansas

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The box (20lbs of "A Package") arrived today just as expected. The kimono are beautiful! Thank you for such a lovely array of sizes and colors. Of course my two daughters immediately claimed one each to wear for their very own. The others will complement my quilting beautifully if I ever dare take them apart!

Thanks again, Carol McD, North Carolina

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We received the kimono today. It is very beautiful and in very good condition as described on the website. Thank you so much for working with us, so we were able to purchase it.

thank you
Lori Welsh and Mic Wallace, Middle River, MD

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BottomLine is an international publication which advises subscribers on consumer and other issues. This well-respected newsletter has over 1 million subscribers. They called to inform us that we had been selected and that they recommended our site to their readers in a recent issue. We of course are most grateful.

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(re: 20lb "A Package)
(We) received our bundle yesterday and just enjoyed every one. Each one has its own beauty and style! thank you so very much!

D.M.T.
Toms River, New Jersey (USA)

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