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Make Your Special Day Too Cute to Forget

What better way to celebrate your wedding day than have Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma greeting your guests at the door?

A Sweet Mixture of Chocolate & Kimono Design

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we know we’ll be seeing some amazing chocolates in the coming weeks. But these simply took our breath away!

Do You Know Your Kimono Parts?

The word 'kimono' is one well-known all across the globe, but fewer people know the full scope of these traditional, simple-looking garments. We'll explain each part of the kimono and give you a feel for just how intricate they truly are.

How to Get a Quality Kimono Online

Tracing its history as a wholesaler all the way back to 1783, Osaka's Matsukawaya has been offering affordable, quality kimono online since 2002.

Pre-Order Your 'Evangelion' Kimono Today!

A fantastic blend of traditional and contemporary, this new kimono inspired by the hit anime series 'Evangelion' is sure to turn heads.

When to Wear a Kimono

While kimono are a big part of Japanese culture, they are not an everyday fashion choice. So, when exactly do people wear kimono?

Wear Pandas & Space Cats on Your Back

From designs inspired by traditional 'ukiyo-e' woodblock prints to pandas and space cats, these kimono jackets are sure to turn heads when you step out the door.

How to Wear a Yukata at a Ryokan

When staying at a Japanese-style inn, or 'ryokan,' you may wear a kind of light cotton robe called a 'yukata.' While much simpler to wear than a kimono, there are still a few things you should know!

These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!

From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!

Great Cities Made Greater with Kimono Rentals

There are a number of places in Japan where you can rent a kimono and enjoy walking around town, typically centered around regions with well-preserved historical streets. And it's not just Kyoto!

The Purr-fect Yukata for Cat Lovers

Wear your love for cats on your sleeve, and even across your entire body, in the form of a beautiful 'yukata,' or lightweight kimono.

Samurai Sword Fighting & Kimono in Osaka

Ever wanted to change into a samurai or ninja and learn sword fighting techniques? Practice the moves before performing a fight scene with a professional taking the supporting role!

East Meets West in Wedding Dress Form

Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair. Find out how fashion-forward brides are swapping out kimono for dresses without losing cultural significance.

Cheap Kimono Rental & Dressing in Kyoto

Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including a kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style!

The Coexistence of Old & New

One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.

7 More Things to Do on Rainy Days in Tokyo

Visiting Tokyo during the rainy season? Have your plans for the following day been cancelled due to rain? Not to worry! Check out a list of indoors activities and experiences that will make you forget the dark clouds!

Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures

Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.

Make the Most of the World Cosplay Summit

Visiting Nagoya this August for WCS 2016? Find out cool things to do in the city (and beyond!) to make sure you make the most of your time in Japan, whether you cosplay or not!

A Fulfilling 8-Day Itinerary for Fukuoka

We've got an 'all-planned-out' travel itinerary for eight days of exploration in Fukuoka, Japan.

Top 10 Anime Featuring Kimono

Anime is a good place to see nods to traditional Japanese life and culture, and one of the most ubiquitous elements of old-school Japan is the kimono.

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