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Blue and straw stripe Taisho Roman

This 1920s striped kimono is very elegant and subtle. This new kimono arrived yesterday from a favourite vendor, Kofudo. In ‘Taisho Roman’ style, it probably dates from the early 1920s, or possibly the early Showa era, but retaining Taisho style. It has the typical hallmarks of a Taisho piece that I find the most attractive: long sleeves and a whisper-thin… Read more »

Collecting vintage kimono

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Building a collection of vintage kimono is a hobby that is endlessly fascinating and absorbing, and I hope to share it with you here. I began collecting kimono seriously only a couple of years ago, but the seed was planted long before. When I think about it, and look around me, I’ve been interested in kimonos all my life. For… Read more »