Our latest news:

Washi tape back in stock:
Washi Tape Rolls with Blue Tone Constellation Designs - these are very pretty
and sell out quickly!
Washi Tape Rolls with Cherry Blossom Designs.

Postcard sets now back in stock:
Boxed set of postcards featuring prints by Japanese artist Tsuchiya Koitsu.
Boxed set of postcards featuring Chinese illustrations of birds and flowers with poems.

Postcard sets now back in stock:
Boxed set of postcards featuring Hokusai's "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji";
Boxed set of postcards featuring prints by Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida;
Boxed set of postcards featuring prints by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.

Most washi tape is now back in stock.
Postcards are due in the next few days.

Please note new address:
The Kimono Garden
61 Bridge Street

Important - this address is for correspondence and deliveries only.
We do not have a physical shop or callers office.

We're expecting washi tape back in stock soon!

Happy Lunar New Year!
New Year Sale on selected items - ends 8th Feb.

New additions to the Stationery department today.
We have some lovely sets of decorated kraft paper in various designs, for letter writing or crafting use.
I don't have matching envelopes for these, but there are a set of four pretty Butterflies and Blossom
envelopes included with each set of eight papers.

Happy New Year!
We're catching up with Christmas and New Year orders and these will be on their way to you soon.

We are closed from 23rd December 2021 until 4th January 2022.
Orders will be despatched as soon as possible after we open in the New Year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our customers.

Last order date for Christmas delivery this year is 18th December.
Any orders received after this date will be despatched as soon as possible, but will not arrive before Christmas.

We have some more women's vintage tomesode kimono on the website this week.
Tomesode is a formal style of kimono, traditionally worn by married women and geisha.
These are black silk kimono with the decoration around the lower part of the kimono only.
We have some really beautiful examples at the moment, including one decorated with lovely scenes
of rural life during the Edo period, all scattered with gold-coloured sparkles. The decoration is even more stunning in person
and the kimono is in excellent condition.
Another has brightly coloured decoration of cranes and flowers, with absolutely stunning red silk lining.

Small addition to the website today - two women's vintage kimono.
A few more various women's kimono to add, hopefully later this week.

New Chinese silk scrolls are now available.
The new additions are: Green Bamboo, Mountain Tiger, Cranes in Pine Tree and Mountain Waterfall.
All look lovely in person.
Also new on the site is a men's antique haori with a design on landscape pictures in excellent condition.

More stock of men and women's kimono added, some nice antique and vintage pieces in excellent condition.
Stock of new Chinese silk scrolls has now arrived.
This is a restock of some sold out scrolls and some new ones that will be added shortly.

I've started adding the latest stock of women's tomesode kimono to the website.
So far I've added two very lovely kimono with beautiful decoration and in excellent condition.
I have some more to photograph and I'm hoping to get these done this week.

There will be new stock of Chinese wall scrolls coming soon
Restock of some that are already listed but currently sold out, along with some new ones.

Traditional Japanese style geta added.
Several beautiful women's vintage tomesode kimono now in. I'll be adding these to the website this week.

Gradually adding the latest stock of kimono and haori at the moment.
Men's kimono and haori added today - more to come soon.

New notebooks added today.
These are traditional cord bound notebooks with silk and book bookmarks
and printed sheets. Choice of very pretty pink or green designs.

New men's kaku obi added to the website today.
Available in dark brown and dark blue, these are brand new 100% cotton made in Japan.
Limited stock!

New stock has arrived. Women's kimono, men's kimono, haori and obi.
I will hopefully be able to photograph these this week and add them to the website.

Happy Lunar New Year!
We are open as normal for Lunar New Year.

Added some new stock to the website today.
Three men's vintage kimono and one men's vintage haori.

Please note that orders received over Christmas and New Year will be sent out as soon as possible after
the New Year holiday.

Last order date for Christmas delivery is 16th December.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Hiroshige greetings cards now back in stock!

Hiroshige greetings cards will be back in stock on Thursday this week.

Added some gorgeous hand carved ebony wood hairpins to the site today.
Various designs, all supplied with a red gift box.

I've added a note about our delivery charges to the Delivery Page.
Our shopping cart calculates delivery charges per item. This means if you buy several items the charge may end up being more than the actual delivery cost. If this happens we will refund the extra amount to your PayPal account when your order is despatched. We will never charge you more for postage than it costs us to send your item.

Two more vintage men's kimono added to the site today.

Today's additions - more men's kaku and heko obi.
Stock of beautiful new wooden hairpins has arrived. I'll be photographing and adding these to the site soon.

Today's additions - one antique men's kimono and a few antique men's obi. More to come!

Added one antique men's kimono to the site. I do have a few more photographed and ready to add, along with some men's obi, so these will be up on the site very soon.

We will be using courier services to despatch orders during the coronavirus outbreak.
This may take a little longer than the usual next-day services, but we still expect your order to be with you within approx. 2-4 working days.

I have various types of men's obi (vintage & antique) and some men's kimono to add to the site.
Hopefully there will be some good light for the next few days so I can get these photographed and online.
We are open as usual and stock is as shown on the website. Delivery times still seem to be normal.
Take care of yourselves and stay safe everyone!

New additions to the Men's Kimono added today.
Lovely black silk men's kimono with five mon (crests),
unlined dark blue silk kimono and a plain blue/grey silk kimono.

Also added a new section for decorated writing paper and envelopes - two styles so far with more to come.

Two new additions to the shop today.
Vintage brown silk men's kimono in excellent condition and an antique blue men's silk kimono in fairly good condition for its age.

Clearance items!
Women's Vintage Japanese unlined omeshi silk kimono with abstract design.
Japanese vintage yukata for women, with blue and white abstract design.
Extra small Japanese style paulownia wood geta with padded toe thongs.

New addition to the shop today - Men's Brown Silk Haori. This is in excellent condition and ready to wear.

New stock of vintage and antique men's kimono have arrived so I'll be adding these just as soon as I've finished photographing!

There's also new stock of some very pretty Chinese greetings cards arriving soon, looking forward to getting these on the site!

New in the shop today - Antique black silk men's haori with an inner design of house and landscape pictures. This haori has some damage and wear, but is in reasonable condition for its age.
More new stock is here and will be added soon!

Special offer on all geta sandals!

Happy Lunar New Year!

New Japanese prints now available. More coming soon.

Last order date for Christmas delivery: 20th December.

Christmas cards / winter greetings cards now in stock!
Cards feature winter-themed woodblock prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai.

Today is "Kimono Day"!
(Japan Kimono Promotion Association)

Autumn Sale!
Discounts on Chinese Silk Scrolls and wooden geta sandals.
Ends 31st October.

New in - more sizes of white cotton tabi socks!

Two men's vintage Japanese kimono added to the shop today.
The first is a dark blue silk with a kasuri pattern. There is a little wear on the shoulder seams, but it's still in a very good and wearable condition.
The other is a plain brown kimono in tsumugi silk with a textured weave and soft lining. This is a very attractive kimono in excellent condition made by Matsuya.

Just added - Japanese style paulownia wood geta clogs.
Only extra small sizes available at the moment, but more sizes coming soon!

New Chinese printed silk scrolls are now in stock and available to order. The scrolls are really lovely - great colours and the fabric hangs beautifully.
Much as I love the understated single colour ink of the vintage Japanese scrolls I have to say these Chinese scrolls are simply stunning!

I'm changing some of the shop categories around a bit today, ready for some new items that will be in stock soon. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Two vintage yukata added to the website today. One for men, one for women - both in excellent condition. Freshly washed and pressed and ready to wear!

Some new additions to the website today.
Two men's tsumugi silk kimono, one indigo and one brown.
Plus a really stunning red women's kimono with a pattern of autumn trees.

New on the website today!
Men's dark blue tsumugi silk haori with shogunate parade design on inner lining. In excellent condition with just a couple of small water marks on the lining, which are hard to see in the background design.

Just added - women's check kimono with red, green and white stripes on a black background.
This is a really lovely kimono in one of my favourite styles. Excellent condition and will be fantastic to wear.

New this weekend!
Men's dark blue summer and festival yukata - washed, pressed and ready to wear. I really like the colour and pattern of this one. It's a more modern style but has a traditional look.

Also just added - another new favourite of mine - vintage silk tsumugi Japanese kimono with woven kikko and flower pattern. The colours and pattern on this one are really interesting and I love tsumugi silk, it has such a wonderful texture. Unfortunately this has all over discolouration to the upper lining, but is still perfectly wearable and I can't see any stains or imperfections on the outer surface.

The sun is so strong here at the moment it's difficult to take photos, so apologies for odd shadows on the latest additions!

Japanese ukiyo-e bookmarks and Chinese Bamboo and "Four Gentlemen" bookmarks now available.

New stock of postcards and greetings cards added today. Postcards featuring "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" by Hokusai, plus postcards and greetings cards featuring traditional Chinese ink paintings and poems.

Added today -Japanese cotton yukata for women, with geometric flower pattern. Great condition - washed, pressed and ready to wear.

New stock of cards, postcards and bookmarks has just arrived, so I'll be adding these as soon as I get them all photographed!

Added today:
Women's yukata with chrysanthem pattern - some small marks, not noticeable in wear.
Men's haori in dark blue tsumugi silk with a lovely handpainted farmhouse and mountain design on the inner lining.

Added today - two vintage silk women's haori. One oshima-tsumugi silk with a diamond pattern in excellent condition, and one black silk with a Chinese landscape design.

New wall hanging scroll featuring red Mt. Fuji with two flying cranes added to the shop today. This is a printed silk scroll in excellent conditon.
New stock photographed and ready to add - haori and yukata coming soon!

New men's obi added to the shop today.
Lots of new stock waiting to be added to the shop at the moment, but I'm waiting for the weather to improve a bit so I have some decent light for photos!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Bank Holiday - and had less thunderstorms than we did!
New on the shop today - men's and women's obi (and a few more to add later!).

Congratulations to Yokozuna Kakuryu on winning his first back to back Grand Sumo Tournament!

The May Grand Sumo Tournament starts on Sunday, so there's a discount on our Hokusai's Manga Sumo Wrestlers mugs to celebrate!

It's beautiful weather here (we always have our best summer weather in April!) and perfect for yukata. So we've put all yukata on sale this week so you can enjoy the sunshine!

More men and women's summer and festival yukata added to the sale!

Happy New Year!
January Sale! Discounts on summer & festival yukata & obi.

New kimono added to the website. Two women's and one men's antique kimono.

Last order dates for Christmas for in-stock items is 20th December.

It's cold and snowy outside, but we're dreaming of summer with our latest stock of vintage men's yukata!

Tabi socks added to the site! These are the traditional style, spilt-toe socks with metal clasps.

Very sorry for the extended downtime today! We're now back in action and with new and vintage yukata kimonos to photograph and add to the site. Busy, busy...

New range of posters and prints almost ready to add to the site!
(Just as soon as I've finished writing the descriptions...)

It's been a busy summer so I have some catching up to do here on the website!
Now added our latest mug designs. Portraits of famous 18th and 19th century Kabuki actors by Toyokuni and Hokushu and a scene by Utamaro. As always these are available in two sizes - standard 11oz and extra large 15oz.

New mugs added featuring juggling Tengu from Hokusai's manga sketches and 18th century portraits of Japanese women by Shuncho and Utamaro.

New! - Ceramic mugs in two sizes featuring Japanese designs and prints.

Added today - vintage men's haori. Dark blue tsumugi silk fabric in fortune hexagon pattern with books and calligraphy design on the inner lining.

Added today - vintage men's haori. Dark blue tsumugi silk fabric with Chinese Guardian lion and gourd design on the inner lining.

Two new vintage wall hanging scrolls added - more to come!

Happy New Year from the Kimono Garden!
We've got some new stock to add for the New Year - wall hangings and men's haori - so we'll be adding these as soon as we can!

Added today - two men's vintage kimono.
These two are very similar dark indigo colour in oshima-tsumugi silk with a fortune hexagon pattern and plain blue silk lining.
These are vintage items in lovely condition.
One has a few small pulls in the thread on the back and sleeves.

Our last posting date for Christmas orders is 20th December.

Wall hanging scrolls added - more to come!

Small selection of woodblock prints added.
Dating from the 1930s, these are hand-printed on Japanese paper.

Christmas cards now back in stock!

Christmas/winter greetings cards will be back in stock Monday or Tuesday next week.
Both sets - Hiroshige and Hokusai.

Welcome to our new online shop!

We've been busily adding products for the last few weeks and now we're ready to launch. We hope you'll find something you like.
We still have some goodies to add and we are constantly adding new products as they arrive so please check back regularly to see what's new.