Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Japanese Recomended Christmas Dates

Japanya will be posting orders right up to the week before Christmas
We will be posting orders right up to the week before Christmas. However, we would recommend ordering sooner rather than later just in case your favourite gown or Japanese gift is low in stock!

Friday, 21 September 2018

Japanese Kanji Pendants

Stunning stainless steel bar necklaces etched with kanji phrases now availble at Japanya.  If you have an idea for customising these pendants with Japanese please get in touch.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New stock of vintage kokeshi!

A very cute set of traditional kokeshi now on sale at our Etsy store 
This set of beautiful tradional kokeshi is available at The Japanese Kimono Shop etsy store

Thursday, 9 August 2018

New mini manekineko lucky cats now available at Japanya

Aprroximately 1.5cm tall these dinky Japanese feng shui lucky cats will hopefully bring you lots of luck!

Thursday, 24 May 2018

A new selection of Nemaki now available at Japanya

New selection of Nemaki (gauze lined yukata) available at Japanya

The thin cotton gauze lining the inside of these yukata make them extremely comfortable and perfect to wear all year around. The soft lining keeps you cool in the summer, yet warm in the winter.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A little bit about Meisen Kimono

Today, we have listed a selection of vintage kimono for sale including several Meisen Kimono. Meisen kimono, made using inexpensive but long-lasting silk, are characterised by bold designs in vibrant and bright colours. They became popular for everyday wear in the early 20th century due to their very affordable costs.

Blue Glass Roses Vintage Kimono

Meisen silk was inexpensive because it is made from imperfect silk cocoons. Dye is applied to the non-white silk during the weaving process using a stencilling method called kasuri; bright colours being cleverly used to hide any discolouration. As the stencils used for the dying were never completely lined up, meisen designs are often distinguishable by their blurred edges. The striking designs created for meisen kimono in the first half of the 20th century were not strongly influenced by classical nature and seasons, and instead were often bold, “modern” and abstract.

Bold Flower Red Orange Meisen Kimono

Meisen gowns often have cotton or part cotton lining. This type of lining became common during the 2nd World War due to silk shortages. Production of meisen stopped around the 1950s. Despite the meisen kimono being over a half century old, their colours are often still fresh and vibrant!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Children's Kimono at Japanya

We are now selling a selection of secondhand children's kimono. Prices start from £22.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

We have lowered the prices on our kimono and yukata! Prices now start from £47.

Get ready for Spring by purchasing a yukata or kimono. We have also lowered our free p&p threshold from £50 to £45.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Japanya are now selling vintage Kimono and Haori

We are now selling vintage kimono and haori on Japanya. These have all been sourced in Japan.  Below are examples of two of our recently added haori.  Check out our vintage kimono here. In addition, we have opened a Japanese Kimono Shop etsy store where we will be selling more of our vintage stock.

Monday, 15 January 2018