POP-UP / MARKET ◆JAPANESE GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS POP-UP
21-23 DECEMBER at Playground, 30a Balls Pond Road, Dalston, London N1 4AU （see EVENT page for details)
◆OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET on Thursdays (occasionally, not every week. please contact for future dates)
Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage is run by London based vintage kimono dealer Sonoe Sugawara. The name is a play on the Japanese expression, Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage (ふるきよきもの) which means ‘good old things’. Sonoe has been collecting vintage kimono for years and has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the world’s leading fashion brands and film costume designers.
The main collection of our kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. The collection also includes kimonos from Japanese imperial / samurai families, wartime propaganda kimono, and “boro" (indigo Japanese folk workwear /workwear & textiles).
Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art, but the most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.
Occasionally my vintage kimono stall is open in the Spitalfields Antique market in London (please check dates on my event page or instagram).
Please also visit my instagram or Facebook page. As I am very behind to list my stock on my shopping page (as it sells in person too). But I show much more kimono pictures in my SNS.
If you contact me I can manually assist your shopping.
Furuki Yo- Kimono Vintage