"I think the essence of the art is knowing how to bend the rules to create something new without breaking them," says creator and kimono lover...
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.
Predictions are that these tiny eggs which influenced the modernization of Japan will gain new attention and provide hints for Japan's economic future.
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.
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.