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7 Occasions to Wear a Japanese Kimono

The kimono is famously a traditional garment that originates from Japan.  With many different styles, colours, materials, and patterns to choose from – kimonos are worn to a variety of different occasions. The elegant kimono style has become an increasingly popular trend worldwide but is still worn to many traditional Japanese occasions. Maybe you’re wondering when is the …

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Japanese Summer Clothing

The Japanese have cultural festivals abound, and they don’t stop when the temperature (not to forget the humidity) ramp up! When you step outside into a Japanese summer, you’ll realise you’d probably rather be naked… It’s so hot! Luckily Japanese summer clothing exists, and you’ll want to grab yourself some in no time. Traditional summer …

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Japanese gift ideas

10 Must-Buy Japanese Christmas Presents

Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Japanophile in your Life With Christmas a matter of weeks away, the countdown is on to accumulate the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a shinnichi in your life, or are just on the hunt for unique Japanese Christmas presents, we are here to make …

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Japanese Christmas Gift Ideas and Inspiration

Although Christmas Day is not recognised as a national holiday in Japan, Christmas is still a hugely popular event which is celebrated every year. In Japan, Christmas is acknowledged as a time to spread happiness rather than a religious occasion, and features gift-giving at its centre. Whether you are an avid lover of all things …

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Top 5 Christmas Japanese Gifts

Top 5 Japanese Christmas Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, we could all do with a little inspiration when it comes to getting those last few gifts. At The Japanese Shop, we have so many unique and authentic Japanese gift ideas that make a perfect and unforgettable present. This year has seen some new and exciting products added to …

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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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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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