WAPONWAPON, a kimono shop organized by kimono manufacturers in Tokamachi, offers a variety of high-quality and easy-to-wear kimonos at reasonable prices. Kimonos carefully dyed by skilled artisans are available at such prices only from kimono manufacturers. If you have any trouble with tailoring or coordinating your kimono, please feel free to consult us, since some of our staff members are qualified as kimono-making technicians.

Our original bags have been highly regarded by customers, who say "that's exactly what I want!" We offer a wide range of products so customers can enjoy totally coordinated distinctive kimonos in their own way.

Recommended goods

Zenmai Tsumugi (flowering fern pongee)

Unique and impressive burls that cannot be seen on other pongee fabrics are realized by weaving cotton made of flowering fern with dupion silk spun by hand from the highest-grade spring cocoons.

Bag with wooden handle ¥38,000
Clutch bag ¥19,000
Square pouch ¥5,200
Fluffy pouch ¥5,400
* All excluding tax.

Shibori-zome (tie-dyeing)

This is a Japanese traditional dyeing method passed down from the Nara period (8th century). Threads are stitched along patterns and then pulled together to prevent the areas from being dyed. When threads are unwound after the cloth has carefully been dipped in dye, tying-specific beautiful patterns are created with delicate bleeding and stereoscopic effect. Different elaborate colors dyed through stitching can only be accomplished by hand work.

Furoshiki ¥10,000 (approx. 65 x 65 cm) (cloth wrapper)
Small fukusa ¥5,000 (approx. 45 x 45 cm) (silk cloth for tea ceremony)
* All excluding tax.
* Other colors and patterns also available.


Website http://www.kimono-aoyagi.jp
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/WAPON/157784230988828
Tel +81 25-752-0590
Fax +81 25-752-0590
Address Kimono Craft Center, Cross-ten 1F, 71-26, 6-1 Honcho, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture 948-0003
Hours open 10:00 to 17:00
Closed Wednesdays