In Japan, the traditional clothing is the kimono. Worn by women as well as men, it is a timeless part of Japanese fashion and is regularly worn during traditional events and important occasions. Therefore, it is normal to find the kimono at the fashion booths in the Wabi Sabi area at Japan Expo!
- Open Space Lab. - Fashion accessories made of kimono fabric: Cases and bags made from ancient kimono cloth, and "Orgonite" energy stones containing Orgon energy will be on display at the Open Space Lab. booth to appreciate the Japanese sense of aesthetic.
- Joyen - Kimono fabric clothing: Nishijin-ori obi, which is a traditional Japanese craft, is designed in a modern way for cushion covers, hats and bags. The Japanese look is integrated in nowadays life and fashion, chic and exotic!
- Sawame Corp. - Maekake Bags: Variety of bags made from liquor shop aprons and different patterns (especially a combination of African and Japanese patterns). They also create cases for PC, iPad and smartphones. Come and discover designs that merge Japanese and foreign cultures!
- Miyuki Hirao - Ink Dyed Clothing: Creating hand-dyed dresses on white fabrics with ink from Nara Prefecture, considered the birthplace of Japanese ink making. The depth is expressed by adding shades. That monochrome world makes ink fashionable and attractive.
- Usui Murasaki - Sandals (zori): Indoor sandals "nuno-zori" made of old clothes. They are knitted from large clothing strings, which makes the shoe comfortable. It is an environmentally friendly item because it uses used clothes, and each item is unique!
- Shiki - Kimono corsets: Brand that embodies Japanese beauty, mainly making handmade fashion corsets from real kimono and obi. These kimono corsets, obi belts, and accessories eases the wear of the kimono and show the beauty of Japanese style. They are unique items: dyeing, embroidery and weaving are not mass-produced!
- Mikami_kumihimo - Kumihimo belts: Kumihimo is a part of traditional Japanese culture. Nowadays, it is often used as a "kimono belt clasp". However, it has a long history: it was originally a string tied around the waist, then used for helmets and swords. You will also find obi belts and accessories that enhance the beauty of braids.
- Nobu Nail - Nail Art: Designed with a fine brush by Nobuko Nagata, a nail artist active in Japan and abroad. She creates nails with delicate and aesthetic designs. Each pattern contains a feeling that has touched her heart!
- Japanese vintage fabric meihana - Clothes made from kimono fabric: Clothes upcycled from old Japanese towels and kimonos. You will find clothes, rice bags, scarves and many other items. Most of the fabrics are over 30 years old and are made using the ancient Japanese technique of injection dyeing, hand-dyed one by one with natural dyes.
- Nail DACCI - Nail Art: Delicate handwritten art is applied to the nails. Inspired by typical cultural assets and ukiyo-e (Japanese art movement of the Edo period), they publish nail art photos on social networks to convey the beauty of Japan. In addition to the nails creation, you can enjoy a nail art discovery workshop at their booth!
- Aprilis - Kimono fabric accessories: Aprilis makes kimonos, bags and accessories to enjoy the Japanese culture in everyday life. They sell tote bags, satchels, clutches and drawstring bags that use kimono patterns with beautiful colours. Come and see wonderful items that you can use in your daily life!
- Kurumiyu _ Gamaguchi Bags: A gamaguchi is a form of bag that looks like the open mouth of a toad! Kurumiyu sells gamaguchi items and kits that allow you to build your own.
- Shigeko Nakano - Kimono fabric accessories: Designing small objects and seasonal items from old kimono fabric. The old crepe fabric is very precious today! In particular, the crepe from the Edo period, called "Edo dust", with its beautiful pattern.
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