Senshu Sano Gofuku Kitaura is a traditional kimono shop that has been in business for more than 100 years. Preserving and sharing the time-honored art and culture of the kimono is at the heart of our family business. A symbolic icon of Japanese culture, the kimono incorporates numerous forms of art that reflect our aesthetic consciousness. The kimono is not only something to wear; it is also the perfect expression of personal and social integrity. We hope to touch and inspire people all over the world with our kimonos as we continue to share this extremely valuable treasure of Japanese culture.
Design and production
Honoring the beautiful flow of time that is felt in things made with human hands, our kimonos are all made by hand. We offer a wide range of designs from classical to contemporary, bringing our garments into the realm of Japanese haute couture by connecting past, present and future. Our primary goal is to design and produce kimonos that speak of our customer’s unique and special dreams. Every garment we create is a work of art; rich with craftsmanship and refined emotions, enabling our customers to feel special and shine whenever wearing the garment.
We sell only silk kimonos and obis. The specialized care for these products after they are purchased is a very important part of our business. We proudly look after the washing, stain-removal, dye fading, embroidery-repair, and re-tailoring of all of our garments. Professional craftsmen with specialized expertise are commissioned for each of these individual tasks. It is with great honor that we continue to share these refined Japanese techniques and traditions with the next generations of the world.
Chiso Founded in 1555 Kyoto Yu-zen Kimono
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Watakei Founded in 1925 Kyoto Kimono accessories
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