Kotatsu, Kimonos and Christmas Presents!

The Japanese Shop will be sponsoring the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival which will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, the 25th and 26th of November 2011 in Cardiff. One of the beautiful Kimonos from our authentic Japanese kimono collection, will be up for grabs at the event. Also be sure to keep an eye …

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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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