Ginza Motoji is a kimono shop in Ginza Tokyo, which was founded 42 years ago by Koumei Motoji. Since then, Ginza Motoji has been producing and selling kimonos to fit the need of the modern customer, and to suit the contemporary city.
There are two stores in Ginza, one specializing in women’s kimono, and the other in men’s. The mens store was founded in 2002 and was the first dedicated mens kimono store in Japan.
Our mission at Ginza Motoji is to be the bridge between customers and traditional Japanese textiles.
We believe we are the craftspeople of storytelling, and it is our responsibility to pass the wealth of knowledge from the kimono creators to the customers.
We do this to ensure a prosperous future for our country’s textile culture.
We aspire to enable as many people as possible to experience the pleasure of wearing kimono by conveying quality of the materials and the individual artists’ stories that imbue each piece.
That is why we strive to feature the people behind the craft, clarifying production history thread by thread. We consider its important to personally visit the regions across the country which produce our materials.
We would like to look with our own eyes, listen with our own ears, and feel with our own hands so that we can describe materials in our own words.
Kimono are extremely ecofriendly -clothing, they can be retailored, redyed, and repaired. They are often handed down from generation to generation, bringing with them memories and stories of those before them.
We would like to encourage Japanese people to appreciate kimono by making it part of their lives again. The kimono used to worn by all, but has become a rarer and rarer in modern days.
We would like to reinstate it as a modern vogue among Japanese people, giving the kimono a new lease of life as a wardrobe option within today’s fashion culture.
Kimonos enrich the lives of the people who wear them and they also enrich the lives of our artists. By connecting the wearers of kimonos and the artists who create them, we are pursuing our cherished dream of creating a brilliant future for Japanese world-renowned dyeing and weaving culture.