Buying Kimono: Shinei pt 1 General Website

One of the bigger kimono sellers out there is Shinei, sister-company of the famous eBay-seller Sou_Japan. Their website is stocked with all sorts of kimono and Japan-related goodies. I myself was buying from Shinei like crazy in the first 4 or 5 years when I got interested in kimono. I haven’t bought so much from … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Shinei pt 1 General Website

Kimono Seller Review: eBay seller Kimonomtfuji

In December of 2019, I asked on Instagram about what (trustworthy) online kimono sellers they’d recommend for me to write about/doing reviews on. Someone recommended this eBay seller: Kimonomtfuji I wrote this blog post in early January but wasn’t quite sure whether I should post it or not. In the mean time I’ve looked at … Continue reading Kimono Seller Review: eBay seller Kimonomtfuji

Buying your items new or rather second-hand?

When you are first dipping your toes into buying kimono from online vendors, you find yourself browsing through many listings of items and wondering which to purchase. Even from the same kind of item, there may be multiple varieties, not to mention different coloured ones. Which items are better to purchase “brand-new” and which “second-hand”? … Continue reading Buying your items new or rather second-hand?

Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 4: Ordering, Payment & Shipping Process.

Ichiroya has always been the crème-de-la-crème for me when it comes to buying kimono pieces online and they’re one of the first websites I recommend to beginners. They’ve been very helpful whenever I had a question on items I (didn’t) buy from them and even allowing me to buy items through them that weren’t listed … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 4: Ordering, Payment & Shipping Process.

Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 3: Listings & Measurements.

Ichiroya has always been the crème-de-la-crème for me when it comes to buying kimono pieces online and they’re one of the first websites I recommend to beginners. They’ve been very helpful whenever I had a question on items I (didn’t) buy from them and even allowing me to buy items through them that weren’t listed … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 3: Listings & Measurements.

Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 2: Searching

Ichiroya has always been the crème-de-la-crème for me when it comes to buying kimono pieces online and they’re one of the first websites I recommend to beginners. They’ve been very helpful whenever I had a question on items I (didn’t) buy from them and even allowing me to buy items through them that weren’t listed … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 2: Searching

Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 1: General Website

Ichiroya has always been the crème-de-la-crème for me when it comes to buying kimono pieces and they’re one of the first websites I recommend to beginners. Ichiroya has been very helpful whenever I had a question on items I didn’t buy from them or even allowing me to buy items through them that weren’t listed … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Ichiroya. Pt 1: General Website

Buying Kimono: Yahoo (Japan) Auctions. Pt 4: Item arrival

Would you like to know the place where you can find more unique items that aren’t always priced so high that you wonder if you could ever afford it? Yahoo (Japan) Auctions (YJA for short) is similar to eBay where items are listed and you bid on an item that you want. Simple and straightforward! … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Yahoo (Japan) Auctions. Pt 4: Item arrival

Buying Kimono: Yahoo (Japan) Auctions. Pt 3: The Bidding & Shipment Process

Would you like to know the place where you can find more unique items that aren’t always priced so high that you wonder if you could ever afford it? Yahoo (Japan) Auctions (YJA for short) is similar to eBay where items are listed and you bid on an item that you want. Simple and straightforward! … Continue reading Buying Kimono: Yahoo (Japan) Auctions. Pt 3: The Bidding & Shipment Process