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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
A Fulfilling 8-Day Itinerary for Fukuoka
We've got an 'all-planned-out' travel itinerary for eight days of exploration in Fukuoka, Japan.
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.
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.
Weird & Wonderful Tokyo Adventures
Check out some of the best offbeat experiences available in Tokyo to see the city from a different perspective.