KIMONO HAT Concept | Kimono Upcycled | Keiko Tagai

Kimonos that once colored Japan are now sleeping in closets or discarded without ever being worn again.
Keiko Tagai designs and makes hats and clothes by breathing new life into traditional Japanese kimonos.

All of our items were born from our desire to bring something that people around the world can enjoy Japanese culture and traditions in their daily lives.

One-of-a-kind, 100% Handmade

We make products by dry-cleaning kimonos, carefully untying the threads, pressing them with steam to make a single piece of fabric, then cutting and sewing each piece one by one while considering the layout (the way the pattern appears).

Unisex, All-Gender

We offer items that transcend the realms of race, gender, and age, valuing the beauty and individuality of all people.
All items are suitable for everyone, as long as the size fits.


- Kimonos in use -

Kimonos in use | KIMONO HAT | Keiko Tagai

We use carefully selected vintage and antique kimonos.
We use clean parts except for stained parts, but some items may have slight stains or smells peculiar to kimono, but we hope you can feel Japanese culture and history.

* For more information about the kimonos we use, please click here
"Types, Grades and History of Kimono".


- What is a real KIMONO? -

What is a real KIMONO? | KIMONO HAT | Keiko Tagai

A kimono is a traditional Japanese garment.

The kimono is created through the combined efforts of many Japanese craftsmen by hand.
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 craftsmen to combined their strengths to create a single kimono.

It takes decades to become a professional craftsman.
The traditional Japanese kimono is the result of decades of experience, craftsmanship and sensibility.