Meeting at the hotel lounge, let's embark on an art exploration journey in spring.
As the days blossom into warmth and life, the whispers of spring invite us to don the exquisite Oshima Tsumugi, reserving Yuki Tsumugi for the autumn's rustic embrace.
As the sun begins to feel warmer, Oshima's lightness will keep us cool and refreshed, its touch like a gentle breeze on a tranquil day. Made with the finest silk thread, the fabled "Platinum Boy," it dazzles with a lustrous sheen akin to pearls, a radiant treasure adorning our being.
Pair it effortlessly with your favorite obi, and let's step out to enjoy the beautiful weather and explore the artistry of the season together.
A monotone coordination with a base of gray blends seamlessly into the urban space. This look, utilizing shades within the same color palette enjoys differences in texture creating a refined coordinate.
An Oshima tsumugi kimono with fine kasuri is worn with a haori made of omeshi, from Ginza Motojis original Mens Collection.
The deep gray obi woven with a hint of blue is produced by Shokuraku Asano which is made with Kyotos Nishijin tehcniques. Using muted colors, the complexity of hte design relies on the interplay of hte woven threads to create shadows and textures in the textile. As opposed to a traditional cord closure, a silver one brings some sleekness to a simple look.
Out to grab a cooling drink in Shinbashi with friends.
Embrace the sun as your ally and revel in the breadth of materials available for summer kimonos. Explore not only silk but also natural textiles made from plants found from north to south, such as Jofu and Shizen-fu.
Adorning yourself with these refined summer kimonos, you'll exude a refreshing and cool aura, possibly becoming the envy of passersby. So, why not become one of the creators of Japan's beautiful summer landscape?
In summer, yukata is a classic choice, but this year, take it a step further with a summer kimono. By opting for a playful kimono or obi, you can indulge in a refreshing and summer atmosphere.
The kimono from our original collection features colors traditionally found in Tokyo fashions, such as a dark bottle green and pewter blue.
Summer Akashi Chijimi is woven with storngly twisted threads, creating a smooth and crisp texture that feels refreshing on the skin. It is translucent but hardy, a favorite of many.
Walking down the street basking in the sun, wearing a kimono like this will surely attract some admiring glances. Sheer kimono are only found in the summer, so enjoy them while you can.
A daytrip out of the city
During the season from October to May, a high-quality Tsumugi kimono becomes an indispensable choice. Carefully crafted with high quality silk, the surface of the fabric modestly glimmers in the light. It proves versatile as attire for various occasions, from everyday outings to casual gatherings, and can even become dressy, depending on the obi you choose.
Why not venture into places you often visit, but this time donning a kimono? Embrace the encounter with a Tsumugi kimono that feels like a companion for life, and open up your world to new possibilities.
A kimono and Haori by the beloved maker Yamagishi Koichi from Yamagata is paired with an obi by Hirayama Yaeko. The soft warm sheen of tsumugi is favored by many, especially in the Autumn as the days grow colder.
The obi is woven by hand, with threads that each each dyed a unique color by natural plant based dyes. The treads are shiny was supple, making the obi easy to close, and a pleasure to wear.
The maker of the kimono and haori Yamagishi is almost 100% self reliant in his making. He raises a whole host of plants in which he harvests to make his own dyes, as well as raising silkworms to make his thread. The handpulled threads are then dyed with various colors over a few years before they are hand woven into the works of art that they are.
To a semi-formal reception party
In this season filled with numerous invitations to parties, Kimono becomes the ultimate attire for exquisite dressing. Wrapped in the artistry of kimono, You will shine brighter than ever before.
With an Omeshi kimono from our original collection, an eba-baori (a haori with a flowing pattern) by the Tokyo Yuzen Dyer Takahashi Kan is worn. In metal greys and nearly black, the look feels modern and contemporary.
The haori is the equivalent of a jacket in Western clothing. Coordinating an outfit with different materials in similar shades creates a look that feels familiar and comfortable, while also adding a touch of variety to the overall texture and appearance.
Favored by tea ceremony practitioners in the Edo period, the obi is woven in the style ofYoshino Kando by the weaver Fujiyama Chiharu. Each and every thread is dyed by hand with natural dyes, for the ultimately subdued colours.