Sunday, November 8, 2015

Kimono Tango - American Club & Tokyo Design Festa

American Club Bazaar 2015 

We were at the Tokyo American Club Bazaar again this year and it was a great success thanks to all of you!  

If you have some last minute shopping to do before Christimas, our Etsy Shop is open again.  Please go here to browse through our products.

We also have an exciting announcement to make.  We are going to be at the Tokyo Design Festa soon so please keep an eye out for us!

Last but not least, we give discounts to our loyal customers who have LIKED our Kimono Tango Facebook page so please remember to do this and let us know when you come to our events.  See you soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kimono Tango is at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi from September 16 - 30

Kimono Tango will be at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi from September 16 - 30!

To get to Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, you can either get off the train at Mitsukoshimae station (Ginza, Hanzomon lines), Nihonbashi station (Asakusa line) or Shin-Nihonbashi station (Sobu line).  For more information please click here.

For more photographs, please go to our Facebook page.  If you don't have time to stop by, you can still purchase our products at Etsy, when we reopen after this event is over!

See you at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kimono Tango Summer Sunburst Tote Bag
(15,000 JPY/$122/£77/108 Euros)

This stunning tote bag is made from recycled authentic silk brocade from Nishijin, Kyoto.  It has lacquer leaf woven into the fabric which gives it a three dimensional luster.  The patterns are unconventional but perfectly suited for a tote bag.  If you are interested please visit our shop at Etsy here.  Please visit our Facebook page and visit our website for news about where we will be exhibiting!  We have upcoming exhibits at Nihon Hyakkaten (June 30 - June 12) and the Hand Made in Japan Fes (July 25 - 26).  We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Kimono Tango Clutch Bag -

 Kimono Tango Crimson & Ebony Clutch Bag
(5,000 JPY/$40/36 EUROS/£27)

This stunning clutch bag from Kimono Tango is made from genuine recycled silk brocade from Nishijin, Kyoto and features three very auspicious symbols - the chrysanthemum, pine tree and tortoise shell.  As with many motifs used in traditional Japanese art, the motifs hail from China.

 Kimono Tango Crimson & Ebony Clutch Bag 
(5,000 JPY/$40/36 EUROS/£27)

The chrysanthemum was introduced to Japan prior to circa 794 and was popular with the Japanese literati during the Heian period (794 - 1185) and was often mentioned in poetry as well as used as a design element in various items.  The pine tree itself isn't an import from China, but its meaning is.  It symbolizes longevity, good fortune and steadfastness. The meaning of behind the tortoise shell is a little more complex and what it symbolizes in Japan can be traced back to Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism.  However, it too generally is an auspicious symbol for longevity.  
Kimono Tango Crimson & Ebony Clutch Bag 
(5,000 JPY/$40/36 EUROS/£27)

If you are interested in purchasing this one of a kind clutch bag, please visit our Etsy Shop here. Please also remember to visit our Facebook page here and like it if you don't mind!  For more news on where we will be selling our products, please visit our website here.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kimono Tango at Nihon Hyakkaten from June 30 - July 12, 2015

Kimono Tango will be available at Nihon Hyakkaten from June 30 - July 12, 2015.  

Nihon Hyakkaten
Telephone:  03-3258-0051
Nearest Train Station:  Akihabara
Store Hours:  11:00 - 20:00

We will have a full range of new products so please stop by if you are interested!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kimono Tango Throw Pillow Covers "Le Rêve du Papillon"

Kimono Tango Throw Pillow Covers "Le Rêve du Papillon"
42 cm x 42 cm, 32 cm x 32 cm
(4,000 JPY/$34/31 Euros/£23)
(7,000 JPY/$59/55 Euros/£39)

These beautiful throw pillow covers are made from genuine silk brocade from Nishijin, Kyoto.  The beautiful weave depicts a butterfly in a dream like flower garden.  Even though the silk threads used for this fabric is more subdued and doesn't use silk and gold threads in abundance, its subtle beauty conjures images from the Chinese classic, "Le Rêve du Papillon" which was written by Zhuangzi in the late Warring States period.    

Kimono Tango Throw Pillow Covers "Le Rêve du Papillon"
42 cm x 42 cm, 32 cm x 32 cm

If you are interested in purchasing these exquisite throw pillow covers please visit us Etsy Store

Kimono Tango Throw Pillow Covers "Le Rêve du Papillon"
42 cm x 42 cm, 32 cm x 32 cm

Don't forget to visit our Facebook page for more photographs of these throw pillow covers and other items from Kimono Tango.  For news about upcoming markets, please visit our website here.

Thank you for visiting our blog!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kimono Tango Frosty Pink Floral Collection: Party Clutch Bag, Smartphone Case, Business Card Case

 Kimono Tango Party Clutch Bag - Frosty Pink Floral
(7,000 JPY/$59/55 Euros/£45)

These products are all handmade and recycled from genuine premium quality silk brocade from Japan.  The Obis from which these were made are formal wear of the highest quality and were worn only a few times before they were recycled.

Kimono Tango Smartphone Case - Frosty Pink Floral
(2,000 JPY/$17/16 Euros/£12)

Kimono Tango Business Card Case - Frosty Pink Floral
(1,500 JPY/$13/£8.50 GBP/12 Euros)

Please visit our Etsy shop if you are interested!  Also come visit our Facebook page and like it!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Spring is in the air!

Chizuko Takahashi posing with a Kimono Tango Tote Bag
(15,000 JPY/$125/115 Euros/£84)
*In currencies other than JPY, the price is subject to change depending on the fluctuating exchange rates.

We will soon be posting our new products for our Spring/Summer Collection 2015.  Please visit us here soon!