Kimono Hat Collection
The kimono that once made vivid Japan is now asleep in the closet or is thrown away without being worn again. Keiko Tagai breathe new life into kimonos and are creating hats. Please enjoy Japanese style in your daily life.
All manufacturing processes are done by hand, from kimono washing to deconstruction to hats production. The types of kimono are are Casual Kimono, Formal Kimono, Wedding Kimono, and more. All items are handmade one by one by an artisan in Japan.
What is a KIMONO?
Over 1,200 years ago, the kimono became wholly Japanese from earlier Chinese influences. Before long, the traditional clothing was adopted by the samurai when going into battle. Each shogun leader would display his unique style in what he wore, resulting in a spectacle rumored to be as captivating as a fashion show today. The adoption of the kimono as a uniform eventually led to it spreading across Japan, increasing in value both as a fine art and craft.
Today, kimonos are created through the combined efforts of many Japanese artisans. From creating the pattern, to basting, rough sketching, gluing the pattern and fabric, dying, steaming, washing, applying gold leaf, embroidering, tailoring, and more, there are approximately 10–20 processes — requiring artisans to combined their strengths to create a single kimono.