Gyoda, a sleepy town in Saitama, has been making tabi socks for centuries. It now offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the craft in workshops.
The prized Echigo Joufu cloth for summer kimono — a beautiful collaboration between craftsmen and nature — actually hails from one of Japan's snowiest regions.
Whether as simple flowers or whole scenes, like other kimono accessories, tsumami kanzashi express the seasons through their florals and sometimes animals too.
There is a surprising amount of western influence in seasonal kimono. Read below to find out the fashion tips of our kimono expert, Sheila Cliffe.
Meisen kimono are on show now at the Saitama Prefectural Museum, giving visitors a taste of the fabric's uniquely bright, modern and joyous appearance.
Centered around 2000 volunteers, the Kyoto Jidai Matsuri brings to life the rich kimono styles, textiles, and figures of Japanese history.
There are 52 people as cats and a guest house inspired by ukiyo-e. Every surface is filled with delicious details, and puzzles are hidden in each...
French born, sharing his adventurous spirit and hospitality talents widely as Zac Baran now as a tea master, Zac immerses us in his love of Japanese...
Ukiyo-e paintings often feature women with red undergarments peeking out of sleeves and hems, and the dye derives from safflowers in Yamagata Prefecture.
Introducing a 100 year old school with storied traditions in kimono making in the heart of Tokyo that teaches the secrets and ecology of Japanese fashion.
Shimoda is normally a sleepy fishing community famous for onsen and seafood, but it celebrates the Kurofune Matsuri with parades, flourish and kimono every May.
The event is back on May 28-29, showing off trends in Japanese style, crafts and textiles for today’s fashion, and is a great way to spend...