Japanese Kimono: The Ultimate Summer Style Staple

Find Your Perfect Japanese Kimono for Summer With summer finally here, it’s officially Japanese Kimono season. Despite originating from Japan, Kimonos have become widely popular worldwide. Kimonos are the perfect summer style staple because of their lightweight material, bold and beautiful designs and their laid-back elegance. A Short History of the Japanese Kimono If you …

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Choosing a Yukata Kimono: 5 Important Considerations

Wearing a Yukata Kimono is the UK’s hottest trend at the moment. Led by the influx of kimono-style jackets dominating the high street, imports from Japan are booming, with some suppliers struggling to keep pace with demand. If you want a sumptuous, lightweight and super stylish garment to lounge about in, this buyer’s guide to …

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The Art and Culture of the Japanese Kimono

The History Behind The Japanese Kimono Traditional Japanese Kimono or Yukata, are wrapped around the body with the left side over the right. It is then secured with a belt called an obi and finished off with split-toe tabi socks for a truly authentic look. Years ago kimono were worn by men, women and children. Today …

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We are Supporting the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival was launched at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff in November 2010, and is the only festival in Wales that focuses on Japanese animation. Japanese calligraphy, short film screenings and an animation workshop will all form part of the event which is dedicated to bringing people and the best in Japanese …

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The Story of the Traditional Kimono

The kimono is a traditional and extremely valuable garment worn by Japanese women. However, in these modern times the Japanese kimono has developed a universal appeal and is commonly seen worn by woman all around the world for both everyday wear and on formal occasions. The style, colour and fabric of vintage kimono was extremely …

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