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Follow the kimono buyer sisters!!

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Terry
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Terry

A key player introducing the beauty of kimono in the U.S.

Owns a second-hand kimono shop in the U.S.

  • Owns a second-hand kimono shop in the U.S.
    Owns a second-hand kimono shop in the U.S.
    Terry and Shelly sisters arrive from the U.S. to buy and research for second-hand kimonos to sell at their own shop back home. Shelly is wearing a jacket which has been remodeled into from a men's hamono! Their shop is apparently the biggest among the second-hand kimono industry in the U.S. and we are very honored to be able to follow them. Saying good-bye for now and meet up again when they explore the town for shopping!
  • Nippori Senigai, the sacred spot for kimono lovers.
    Nippori Senigai, the sacred spot for kimono lovers.
    Meeting up at Nippori station and we're off to the wholesale street! Terry and Shelly are headed to their favorite kimono shop located in the Senigai in Nippori. They seem super happy to be surrounded by so many kimonos. One of their missions of this trip is to find "komon" kimonos. "Komon" is one of kimono types, which has little patterns in whole and according to them this is the most popular type of kimono in the U.S. rather than homongi or furisode. They shop for 40 items cruising around other favorite shops.
  • Key players introducing the beauty of kimono in the U.S.
    Key players introducing the beauty of kimono in the U.S.
    What makes the sisters special is their uniqueness in how to wear kimono. Of course the traditional way, but also many other ways such as haori style as part of a Lolita fashion, bright women's kimono as a men's long jacket and as a short skirt to match up with boots...so unique! Taking the kimono taste into fashion has become popular in the U.S. especially among famous artists, thanks to the sisters!
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