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Wafuku

~ wafuku – noun: traditional Japanese clothing ~

I collect wafuku and have a vast selection of Japanese kimonos, obis, haori kimono jackets and much more. I love traditional Japanese things and my home overflows with them. This blog lets me share that interest plus some other topics that take my fancy.

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21 comments

  1. I just got my haori in the mail. It is gorgeous, even better than I thought it would be! I’m glad you got it to me so fast. I’m really thrilled.
    Best regards, Lise

  2. I’ve been trying to access your site for a couple of days now. I’m not sure if you are aware but when ever it is clicked on it comes up as “404 URL not found”. I would really like to buy a Han-eri I seen on your site. A red floral one. Do you still have it and could I still buy it?

    Thanks.

    1. Hi.
      My site is offline for now but I hope to reinstate it in a couple of months. I think it will then be called FuruGuru. I will put a notification here on this blog when it is up and running.

  3. Hello, my name is Hannah Pick and I am the Costume Supervisor for a production of Top Girls at Rose Bruford College. I’m having a bit of difficulty finding a red kimono and hakama to hire or borrow and stubbled across your blog – I wondered if you could possibly offer any advise or point me in the right direction? Thank you so much, I love your blog and really appreciate your time.

  4. Seems we have a lot in common, as in hundreds, maybe thousands of kimonos and related items… ! We should get in touch, you can find me on fb. You have a great blog.
    By the way, I thought I should let you know that the public toilet instructions you posted are in Korean, not Japanese.
    Hope to hear from you and all the best.

    1. I used to have a Wafuku Facebook page but don’t now. I may start it up again but it just tended to repeat some of what was on this blog.

      I see you are another kimono addict. It’s amazing that a thing like kimonos can become so addictive.

      Thanks for the note about the Korean sign. I removed it from the post, since it wasn’t Japanese. I hadn’t noticed, just found it on another site that said it was Japanese.

      Oddly, your Facebook link here seems to point to an advert of expensive loans. When I mouse over it, the page showing that is displayed here, so I didn’t click on it.

  5. I am new to Japanese fiber arts, although I have made cloth dolls and quilts, etc., for many years. I recently received two 18-inch geisha dolls through a family connection. Since everyone with knowledge of the origin of these dolls has passed away, I am looking for someone who can help me identify their history. Can you help?

  6. Hi There,

    I’m looking to purchase a hanten or a neneko coat-do you have any in stock ? (I couldn’t see any on your website) You have so many beautiful items!
    Many thanks!

  7. Hello!
    I love your blog! I was wondering if you know how to wear a traditional kimono with a corset? I know it’s not traditional by any means… but all of the fabric keeps ending up making the corset have to be too loose and feels horrible. I was wondering if you know any tricks? Thank you!!!

  8. Dear Friend!
    greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
    I have already posted a comment to thank you for the link to one of my many blogs at Shizuoka Gourmet!
    It would be a pleasure to send you more information on Shizuoka and its traditional products, but that would involve links that WordPress might reject as “spam”.
    Looking forward to talking to you soon!
    Best regards,
    Robert-Gilles (Facebook: Martineau RobertGilles9

  9. I have a number of Japanese shoes brought back by missionaries to Japan. Can you provide me with a good source for researching these items?

  10. I would like to inquire about the possibility of using one of your images for educational purposes. Is there an email I can contact you at?

    Thanks,

    Brenna

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