Shimazakura Friends' Kimono Styling
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I have a cherished doll that I call Mari. (真理) I was looking for a real obidome for her, but she's only 20 inches tall. Your product was just the right size, and it looks so cute on her! I made her a kimono from the silk sleeve of a lady's vintage kimono. Mari loves her obidome! Please keep safe and well, and very best wishes to you. Warmly, Halona
Halona san / 08. 2021
I love wearing yukata during the hot summer months as well as indoors during the entire year. I find them comfortable to wear, easy to care for, and simple to dress in. As a kimono instructor, I have found yukata to be a wonderful way to start on your kimono journey! Shopping with Shimazakura was a great experience. I had access to all the measurements I required to ensure a perfect fit. There were plenty of product photos to help with my decision. Purchasing was easy and shipping was fast. I cannot wait to purchase more items in the future!
Traeonna san / 08 2021
Konnichiwa, Thank you for the prompt service during this difficult time of C-19. Due to social distancing, the summer events were canceled, so I decided to celebrate at home keeping the tradition alive in honor of Obaasan. My beautiful new Yukata and Obi arrived and couldn't wait to wear them! I tried my Obi in a new way to show off the elegant flower at the end of Obi. Arigato,
Geri san / 08. 2020
Here are some pictures from JapanFest. We bought the blue yukata from you the last time you had a booth at JapanFest. It’s still a little long on my daughter. It worked well on her friend who is a few inches taller than her. Everyone loved her new 2 piece yukata!! You have a great eye for colors and patterns! I referred a few friends to your online store and you have a forever patron here! Thank you for everything!!! My daughter says she can’t wait to see what colors/patterns you have next summer! Her friend can’t wait to wear the pink one next year so we will definitely be back!
Akiko san / 09.2019
Konnichiwa, I enjoyed wearing and dancing in my new Yukata Kimono at this years 2018 Bon Odori. The colors were beautiful on a nice day in Seattle. Arigatougozaimasu.
Geri san / 07. 2018
Hello! My name is Yicong, I'm currently living in Portland, Oregon. At these days, Cherry blossm trees are blooming so well at Portland. I really want to take a shot with those pretty sakura, and that's why I purchased my first yukata set "Ohanami" at Shimazakura. This was a wonderful experience of shopping kimono, the pattern of it is very cute. I like the color of my "Ohanami," and I think the quality is very good as well. All of my friends said that this yukata looked so pretty on me. So I'm here sharing these photos to you. And, thank you, Shimazakura! I'll definetly come back and buy more kimonos!
Yicong san / 03.2015
Here are the pictures of my 7 year old daughters in their new Yukatas:
Jenn san / 04. 2015
Thank you so much for adding a personal touch to my shopping experience! The shipping was really fast! I really appreciate the hand written note and gift! It is the perfect gift to go with my yukata! The koshihimo matched nicely and it is a great quality! I cannot wait to wear it this summer! Great communication and very accommodating. I hope to be a repeating customer and hopefully I can catch more items before they are “sold out”! You have very nice selections and it would be nice if you can stock more tabi socks!
ElegantT san / 03.2015
Hello! My name is Arli Sierra and I live in California, United States. I've been wanting to wear a Kimono or Yukata since forever! I finally was able to get a Kimono in Los Angeles but I wasn't able to find a Obi sash and than I find this online shop! I have to say, the products here are simply beautiful! Not only that, but this place is really great with giving out information, responding to questions, and even shipping! I didn't have to wait even five days and I already was able to receive my Obi sash! Needless to say, I am very happy with my product. Even that small handwritten letter they sent with the package just made my day even better~ Five Golden stars to this shop!~ I will come back and buy from this shop again!~
Arli san / 03.2015
She is 10 months old and is enjoying the her first Sakura Festival.
Her favorite part was playing with the water balloons and handing them to other people. She got lots of compliments on her jinbei. Thank you your all that you do.
Selena san / 06.2014
Thank you for my very first jinbei! I will cherish this with gratitude.
Patrick San / 03.2014
My daughters first Jinbei and already she really likes wearing it. She loves it. Thanks
Natashia san and Cierra chan / 03.2013
Konnichiwa! We had fun with our recent purchase of a komono from your lovely shop. Here is a picture of my wife 'cosplaying' Rukia Kuchiki of the anime BLEACH (366 episodes!!) Have a great day!
John san and Wiangfa san / 04.2013
Here's my daughter in her beautiful new jinbei, all dressed up for my school's multicultural night. She was a big hit! Thanks so much!
Siobhan san and Baby A chan / 04.2013
Thank you for the outstanding product. I wore my kimono with my hakama and shitagi to my iaido class. My Sempai approved. Arigatougozaimasu.
Vincent san / 11.2013
konnichiwa shimazakura san ! today i pickt up my samue.
it looks realy nice / pl. see attach. thanx a lot. and of korse for your gift . arigatou gozaimasu! greetings from cologne, Germany. much success and all the best
Renato san / 09.2013
We love the yukata we ordered for our daughter from your store. We would love to buy another one, and the personal note you slipped in the packaging indicated that if we submitted a photo, we would receive a 10% off e-coupon.
Our daughter loves to wear yukatas. It is a special way for her to connect with her heritage.
Fusako san / 03.2012
Thank you very much! We loved our daughter's first jinbei! It is really good quality and well made. It was also shipped to us quickly. She was also very comfortable in it and was able to crawl all over the place!
Mika san / 03.2012
Hi! This is my newest kimono, it is a beautiful lavender with wave patterns woven into it. I started taking Japanese Dance two years ago, its so much fun! Its wonderful to have such a reliable place to find kimonos and accessories in the US! Thanks
Carter san / 02.2012
Hello, thank you so much for shipping my yukata and haori! I am 110% satisfied with my purchase! どうもありがとうございました.
Poppy-san / 10.2012
This is my very first yukata. It was sent to me by a very good friend of mine who is now my kind and loving husband.
Utsana san / 10.2011
Thank you very much for the great & personal service! I love the handwritten note!
I hope you enjoy the photos attached. All the best,
Donna san / 12.2011
I love it, it took me some time to send this picture because I was so busy, thanks again and I will continue to check up on the site for more beautiful kimonos.
Heather san / 08.2011
This is a picture a friend took of me at the Japanese Friendship Gardens, my boyfriend got this for me off of this site a year ago.
britney san / 10.2011
Yukata for Halloween? I was passing out candy this past year for Halloween and I seriously didn't have anything else to wear so I grabbed my yukata and stuck an robe under it to keep me warm. Believe it or not it gets cold in Arizona!
Dina san / 01.2011
This is our daughter Naomi. She is 2 months old. We love her kimono and can't wait to purchase another one. Arigatoo Gozaimasu,
Jared san, Chantal san and Naomi chan / 01. 2011
Hello and happy Friday!
I wanted to write how wonderful your customer service is. I appreciate how honest you are with describing each item for sale and photos included. I tend to write and ask before I purchase an item that is lower then a 'C' rank. But I have no regrets with all my purchases from you! I was really impressed with how lovely my recent purchased items where. And I have shared with my friends that you are a US seller of kimono goods (very hard to find). But I do wonder, are you based out of NC or simply ship from NC? Some friends have asked and I only know the return address said Greensboro NC. Here is a photo of the pink nagoya obi and objime I recently purchased. And thank you kindly for honoring the yukata contest special discount. Also I loved my special gift, thank you kindly!
Bethanee san / 01.2011
Here is the new long awaited Yukata with Shimazakura Hanhaba Obi.
Happy fourth of July!
K san / 07. 2010
Here is a picture of me using the Yukata and Obi set that I bought from you folks. You're welcome to use it on the website. It is an outstanding set of clothing! I definitely look forward to doing more business with you all! Arigato!
Aaron san / 04.2010
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