Nov. 15, 2018 UPDATE
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Impressive long-lasting traditional Japanese garments
Right besides Chion-in Temple, Antique Kimono YAYA offers kimono as well as YAYA's originally designed garments like aloha shirts, dresses, and bags all made with kimono or obi fabrics. Easily accessible and approachable, you will sure to be in admiration when you encounter these traditional Japanese garments. The staff are very helpful in finding what you’re looking for and goes well beyond with exceptional service. Stop by and take a look around the store, you will sure to have fun and discover something new at this store.
Shibori Yukata / Varies
There are both kimono and yukata available at this store. If you are looking for a summer wear, take a look at these yukata that are made with shibori technique. Shibori, literately means “squeezed”. Shibori products often come in hefty prices because of the skills and effort needed to produce them. In this antique shop, you may be able to find one for a great price. Never-worn, new yukata are also available to purchase.
Haori / Varies
Haori are usually worn over a kimono. It can be worn like an open jacket. Haori are also made shorter in length then kimono or yukata. These can be worn casually and are available at reasonable price making them popular among tourists to take back to their home as souvenirs. There are haori made with shibori technique resulting in a very beautiful garment.
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Kimono Fabric / Varies
There are two sides of the store, and one consists of fabrics that can be used for various crafts. You will find traditional patterns and types of fabrics like silk and cotton as shown in the picture. Prices vary; there are fabrics under ￥1,000 as well as fabrics priced in the ￥2,000 range or more.
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Clothing Made with Kimono Fabric / Varies
Several items are originally produced by the store and are popular among many customers. Although sizes and quantities are limited, you will find aloha shirts, women’s dresses all made with kimono fabrics. Check out the bags made with obi or the sash worn with kimono as well.
How to buy
Consult with the staff, they will give you a very helpful advice.
- Shopping Tips -
Sizes can be limited, so make sure to try on the items for fitting. Purchases will be tax-free for customers from overseas. Don't forget to bring your passport!