Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains
Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains

Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains

Another thing you can do with kimonos and kimono fabric is make noren (暖簾), which are traditional Japanese doorway curtains. These can add a lot of character and style to any home, and come in a variety of styles and sizes. You can see one style in the front of Yurin, a local shop in Kyoto that makes all sorts of home goods from obi – kimono belts. Their shop has a short, but long noren. Most will max out around this length, but you’ll sometimes see very large ones if they’re used to protect from the sunlight or dust....

Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin
Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin

Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin

In our last post, we covered upcycled kimono infinity scarves, so today we’re introducing the magical world of upcycling obis. An obi is a kimono belt, and they are usually much, much thicker and firm than kimonos. They are meant to stay firm, and oftentimes have very heavy duty embroidered patterns on them. While kimonos usually Yurin (由凛) is a very interesting shop in the heart of Kyoto, near Nijo Castle, the biggest and most famous castle of Kyoto (and, yes, there are quite a few castles here). Yurin does quite a few things with each obi they obtain. I...

Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf
Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf

Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf

One of the many things kimonos can be upcycled into is an infinity scarf. These can be quite exquisite and full of detail, showcasing the expertise of the original designers and creators of the kimono fabric. Hanami Clothing has a range of gorgeous designs, and we’re focusing on this double loop design today. This design is made out of four vintage kimonos, and features flowers, a traditional village, and more. Hanami Clothing makes all of their spectacular designs in the heart of kimono culture – Kyoto, Japan – and all of their kimonos are sourced from local shop owners. Upcycling...

Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains
Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains

Unique Home Decor – Wool Doorway Curtains

Another thing you can do with kimonos and kimono fabric is make noren (暖簾), which are traditional Japanese doorway curtains. These can add a lot of character and style to any home, and come in a variety of styles and sizes. You can see one style in the front of Yurin, a local shop in Kyoto that makes all sorts of home goods from obi – kimono belts. Their shop has a short, but long noren. Most will max out around this length, but you’ll sometimes see very large ones if they’re used to protect from the sunlight or dust....

Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin
Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin

Upcycled Obi Furniture in Kyoto – Yurin

In our last post, we covered upcycled kimono infinity scarves, so today we’re introducing the magical world of upcycling obis. An obi is a kimono belt, and they are usually much, much thicker and firm than kimonos. They are meant to stay firm, and oftentimes have very heavy duty embroidered patterns on them. While kimonos usually Yurin (由凛) is a very interesting shop in the heart of Kyoto, near Nijo Castle, the biggest and most famous castle of Kyoto (and, yes, there are quite a few castles here). Yurin does quite a few things with each obi they obtain. I...

Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf
Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf

Handmade Upcycled Silk Infinity Scarf

One of the many things kimonos can be upcycled into is an infinity scarf. These can be quite exquisite and full of detail, showcasing the expertise of the original designers and creators of the kimono fabric. Hanami Clothing has a range of gorgeous designs, and we’re focusing on this double loop design today. This design is made out of four vintage kimonos, and features flowers, a traditional village, and more. Hanami Clothing makes all of their spectacular designs in the heart of kimono culture – Kyoto, Japan – and all of their kimonos are sourced from local shop owners. Upcycling...