Sheila Cliffe held her first kimono workshop in the lively art hub of Santa Fe, where she found an audience captivated by the kimono's symbolism and...
Cool yukata are de rigueur at summer festivals in Japan and you may feel a little under-dressed if you go without one. So, get out your...
Kimono celebrating the history of Nagasaki, which maintained contact with the outside world during sakoku, continue to evoke a romance for the past.
"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.
HOSOO opened its first international showroom in Milan, showing the world that tradition and innovation are complementary forces that give rise to masterpieces.
Each region in Japan has its own high-quality traditions in local Japanese crafts, but in Yamagata there are new opportunities for visitors to experience them.
Whether as simple flowers or whole scenes, like other kimono accessories, tsumami kanzashi express the seasons through their florals and sometimes animals too.
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