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Kimono Hime

Information
Romaji Kimono-Hime
Kanji Kimono姫
Kana Kimonoひめ
Publisher Shodensha
Website Shodensha
Audio Coming Soon


Kimono姫 (Kimono Hime) is a Japanese language MOOK that focuses on retro trends using vintage, antique, and vintage inspired kimono. A MOOK is a "Magazine book"; a book published serially, like magazines. They are a little larger and firmer than magazines, but not so large as to be full 'books'. Each edition has about 90 pages and retails for ¥1260.

Kimono Hime inspired the fashion trend of the same name.

History

Kimono Hime's first issue was published by Shodensha in 2003. The first few books were published in fairly quick succession, but then releases slowed down, to approximately one every year or two. Currently there are 14 volumes of Kimono-Hime.

Style Focus

The focus changes from book to book, but is generally off the main conservative path and pushes some 'contemporary' boundaries.

  • Book 1: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 2: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 3: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 4: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 5: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 6: Antique and Cheap (アンティーク&チープに)
  • Book 7: Formal Occasion/Fine Day (晴レの日編)
  • Book 8: Nice to Meet You Yukata (はじめましてユカタ編)
  • Book 9: Magnificent Antique (華麗なるアンティーク編)
  • Book 10: Buying it All (全部買えます編)
  • Book 11: Yukata to Fall in Love With (恋するユカタ編)
  • Book 12: Kimono Style Book (キモノ・スタイル・ブック編)
  • Book 13: What a Fun Kimono (なんて楽しいキモノ編)
  • Book 14: Made in Japan (メイドインジャパン編)

References in Media

Magazines

Kimono-hime was referenced in a print and online article in Nipponia, 2004, called "In Japan Today If You Want to Be Fashionable, Try a Kimono", written by Sakagami Yasuko. The article credits Kimono-hime with the recent kimono boom by providing contemporary ways to look good in kimono.[1]



Editions Published

Kitsuke books kimono hime 01.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫1:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 1
祥伝社 (2003/04) 4396820224 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 02.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫2:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 2
祥伝社 (2003/04) 4396820232 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 03.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫3:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 3
祥伝社 (2003/04) 9784396820244 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 04.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫4:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 4
祥伝社 (2003/04) 4396820275 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 05.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫5:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 5
祥伝社 (2004/06) 4396820291 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 06.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫:アンティーク&チープに
Kimono-Hime: Antique & Cheap, vol 6
祥伝社 (2005/11) 9784396820312 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 07.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫:晴レの日編
Kimono-Hime 7: Formal Occasion
祥伝社 (2007/10/1) 9784396820367 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 08.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫:はじめましてユカタ編
Kimono-Hime 8: Nice To Meet You Yukata
祥伝社 (2008/5/19) 9784396820381 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 09.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫9:華麗なるアンティーク編
Kimono-Hime 9: Marvelous Antique
祥伝社 (2009/10/23) 9784396820473 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Kitsuke books kimono hime 10.jpg Book Title Publisher ISBN Amazon
JP :: USA :: UK
KIMONO姫10:全部買えます編
Kimono-Hime 10: Buying It All
祥伝社 (2010/9/11) 4396820550 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: notes here if any


Article Notes

Relevant Threads / Discussions


References

  1. NIPPONIA No.29 June 15, 2004


Authors & Contributors

Author/s: Erica Pai (Iyolin (IG Username))

Contributors: N/A