ikimono's Shop Announcement

Ikimono specialises in kimono sets inspired by CLAMP manga artist, Mokona and Nanao kimono magazine, so add a touch of vintage Japanese elegance to your wardrobe. Still enjoying warm summer days? Cotton kimono are a fresh solution to warm weather style and graceful enough to wear at a friend's wedding. Free obi offered with selected sets.

The kimono sisterhood beyond Japan's shores is busy reinventing kitsuke, making eclectic dressing choices that blend traditional kimono with western fashion for a unique personal look. CLAMP's Mokona is an inspired leader in these new kimono trends.

Get creative and put your own more traditional Nanao kituske look together - vintage silk kimono teamed with obi sashes and haori jackets are yours to command.

Vintage kimono are once more taking wing, leaving the darkly fragrant embrace of their wooden storage chests to grace modern women. Symbolic meanings hidden in their motifs hold the secret histories of their original owners – desires, dreams and wishes, coded long ago in amazing dyed and woven textiles. I hope you find a favorite Ikimono set to inspire your own kimono dressing. Let Ikimono unlock the secrets dyed and woven into your vintage kimono choices!

Please enjoy your Ikimono visit. Thank you for looking and just ask if you need more information.

Extract from Ikimono policies:

✿ IKIMONO has collected for 15 years, and excels at sourcing vintage Japanese kimono from as far back as the 1920s. By their very nature, signs of age on vintage textiles are almost inevitable, and an intrinsic part of their charm. Normal vintage wear and tear is therefore not included IKIMONO descriptions. Sometimes, gently used kimono have age patina, small areas of discolouration or minor flaws. These do not detract from their beauty or value, and are readily accepted by people who enjoy collecting a little piece of kimono history. Factors relating to condition are obviously taken into account when pricing each item, as are collectability, rarity, and the popularity of design elements.