SHOP Open by appointment / selected dates,
◆Address: Pod 15, The Factory Dalston, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2DA
Nearest stations: Dalston Kingsland / Dalston Junction on overground
Please contact to make an appointment or check the event page, or instagram or facebook page (@furukiyokimonovintage) for the latest opening dates.
◆OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET on Thursdays (occasionally, not every week)
Please check EVENT page for dates.
◆ABOUT FURUKI YO-KIMONO VINTAGE
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.
Sonoe has been a market trader for 10 years. In 2019, she opened her permanent shop in Dalston, East London. However occasionally her vintage kimono stall is open in the Spitalfields Antique market in London.
Please also visit the FURUKI YO-KIMONO instagram or Facebook page (@furukiyokimonovintage) . As the shopping page in this website is almost empty (as those are for sale in the shop too). But Sonoe is showing much more kimono pictures on my social media.
If you contact the shop she can manually assist your shopping.
Thank you very much for reading and enjoy the most of vintage kimono.