Thank you very much for visiting our site! Hello from Japan! We began our business on ebay inand we sent lots of Japanese antique textiles and kimonos from Osaka to all over the world for nearly a decade.
Thank you for response. I was looking for a vintage kimono or wedding kimono for a wall hanging. The most reasonable place to buy used kimono and obi are the many shrine sales or flea markets - there are a lot of vendors.
If you have ever looked at a picture or painting of a Japanese person before the Meiji era they will undoubtedly be wearing a kimono depending upon the season. Mainly during the Meiji era, because of expanding trade to different countries and globalisation, the Japanese government heavily influenced people into wearing western style clothing. As a result, kimono are now primarily worn during special occasions like weddings, funerals, coming-of-age ceremonies and so on.
Bringing home an authentic Japanese kimono is one of the highlights of a trip to Tokyo! And while the metropolis offers plenty of choices, from the simplest second-hand summer yukata to intrically embroidered wedding robesdiscerning shoppers can be at a loss where to start. But worry not!
As a result, while much of the kimono industry is struggling to stay above water, budget secondhand shops are thriving. Here are some suggestions on where to look. One option is to head to shopping malls like Aeon, or general secondhand clothing stores furugiya like Mode Off.
Like many people, I am totally smitten anytime I see a lovely girl dressed in a kimono. This feeling also extends to older ladies in their elegant traditional garb and to men and boys wearing the formal hakama. I appreciate the effort that it obviously takes to dress in this way.
Kinusho is a secondhand kimono shop that offers a wide selection of kimono, haori jackets to wear over kimonosashes, and other kimono accessories. Walk through colorful poles, filled with a variety of kimono fabrics representing the beauty of the Kyo Yuzen style. Visit the Kimono Forest in the evening to see the fabrics create an illuminated and mesmerizing pathway.
Whether you're looking for American vintage, a deal on a used kimono or discounted Chanel, we've got you covered! But while Tokyo is the ultimate shopping heavenrenewing your wardrobe here is oftentimes equivalent to emptying your wallet. Luckily, Tokyo is also home to a number of high-quality vintage clothing stores offering great finds at bargain prices.
One of the best places I visited when I was in Tokyo recently was Gallery Kawano, a vintage kimono shop, tucked away in Omotosando. I was tipped off about it by global shopping guru and TWR reader, luckily Cesca Muston, who spends more time than is probably good for her roving the world looking for for inspiring stores to visit as part of her job at WGSN, I know, tough one eh? The best find for me, was the patchwork pieces, sold in bundles of 20 good size rectangles, which the shop makes up from old kimonos that are no good to sell as garments.
Alexa Chung has a keen sense of smell when it comes to old clothes. Whether for design inspiration or for personal joy, Chung has sniffed her way through many vintage racks over the years. But Tokyo and its labyrinthine alleys of stores were brand-new territory for her. At Kinji, she pointed to a pair of brightly colored graffiti-print jeggings that were a little outside of her comfort zone.