Hemp leaf is one of the Japanese traditional patterns.“Asa” means hemp and “ha” means leaf.It’s a geometric pa…Continue reading Asanoha/Asa no ha (hemp leaf pattern)
“Kanoko” means “fawn”. This pattern is similar to spots on a fawn’s back and the name was derived from it. Thi…Continue reading Kanoko (fawn design)
You might have your favorite and precious kimono or obi which are made of silk and wonder how to clean them. Cleaning kimono is very …Continue reading Cleaning your kimono & obi outside Japan
Chrysanthemum blooms in autumn and is the representative flower of Japan as well as Sakura and the symbol of longevity. Its motif is used fo…Continue reading KIKU (Chrysanthemum)
Preparation | Spot patterns | Stripe pattern | Abstract pattern | Hexagon & square patterns | Dyeing & Coordinating with Kimono and …Continue reading Shibori Tie-dyeing with Sakura wood chip!
Kimono without liner is called “Hitoe”, which means single cloth. As a custom, hitoe kimono is only wearable in June and Septemb…Continue reading Hitoe kimono for June and September
Swallows come to Japan at the end of spring, and they spend a summer and raise chicks. They usually build a nest of mud and grasses around h…Continue reading Tsubame (Swallow)