What is the attraction of "Vintage Kimono"? Basically,
the attraction of Kimono derives from its textile, design and technique. For the textile, basic choices are raw silk,
wool and cotton, which are all unique and attractive.
Then technique and designs that perfectly match its textile are carefully chosen from various selections such as weave, dye, embroidery, gold leaf, lacquer.
The combination of these factors makes each Kimono one and only.
Those designs and techniques reflect the trend and taste in each period. Although contemporary Kimonos are brand new and beautiful,
vintage Kimonos have something contemporary Kimonos never posses. They are holding the history of each period. For example, some Kimonos from Taisho Period,
1912-1926, carry some unique atmosphere due to their bold designs, vivid colors and elegant long sleeves. Similarly, Obis from Meiji Period,
1868-1912 have a unique characteristic of golden woven patterns. Just by browsing our collections, you will notice that Kimono styles are different from each period.
Vintage Kimonos, due to their nature, sometimes have blots or stains with age. Some of our modern Kimono are in mint condition, but this is not always the case. Silk is a delicate material that ages more than some other materials, even in ideal conditions. White silks often become yellowed with time. If a Kimono is in less than mint condition, we will detail all blots and stains on its information page, often with pictures.
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