Choosing a kimono

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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Allie Taylor's graphic design project

Inspirational Japanese Paper Design Project By Allie Taylor

Graphic Design and Photography Project with Japanese Paper Crafts One of our clients, Allie Taylor, has kindly sent us a beautiful portfolio displaying a graphic design and photography project. This features Japanese paper crafts that she developed in her final year of a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design, and we wanted to share her …

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New Stock Has Arrived!

Just a quick announcement to let you all know that we have just taken delivery of the following ranges: Kimono Lucky Cat Soft Toys Kokeshi Dolls Japanese Owls Origami Paper Japanese Fans Letter Sets Bookmarks There’s something for everyone so visit our website to browse through all of our Japanese gifts online now!

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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Red Silk Ukiyoe Kimono Perfect for Christmas

Dress the Part this Christmas in an Authentic Red Silk Ukiyoe Kimono The Japanese Kimono, also known as Yukata, was originally designed to represent different seasons and occasions. They were traditionally worn by men, women and children, and still to this day represent a pivotal part of Japanese culture and heritage. The styles of the …

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