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Kobebe - Art Vintage Kimono for Decoration

What is “Kobebe” ?


“Kobebe” is artwork made from vintage kimonos and dressed in the traditional manner.

The vintage kimonos are scaled down to 1/4 size, for the models of 60cm / 23inch.

 

 

The name of “Kobebe” is derived from the words ‘ko’ which refers to vintage or small-sized, and 'bebe' which refers to kimono. Kobebe is suitable for display and act as a centerpiece at the office, hotel, Japanese cuisine restaurant, event hall, or in your home.

 

 

 

Collections of Kobebe


This is a collection of subtle colors and designs that when combined create a chic and sophisticated look.

 

This is a collection of seasonal and more vibrant colors. 

 

Displayed to fit the season and a mood of the space.

This is a Maiko style collection.

 

Antique cute colors, ‘darari’ or loose obi, and hemmed sleeves and shoulders are catachrestic of Maiko. 


This is a collection of colors both subtle and bold. Get lost in the design and simple patterns.

This collection shows the long length style in both the hem and arm. A formal appearance that emphasizes the femininity of how the kimono falls onto the figure.

This collection is displayed on a traditional bamboo hanger. This allows the full width, design and colors to be shown to their fullest beauty.


Kobebe Artist


Toshie TANAKA

 

She has been involved in the kimono and dress-making industry for over 40 years, making kimono and teaching young generations how to make and dress kimono.

 

“Kobebe” is compilation of kimono artisanship of experienced kimono artist - Toshie TANAKA.

Her philosophy is to create scaled versions of kimonos to be displayed in offices and homes around the world. With her long history in the kimono and dress-making industry, her passion to share the beautiful style and history of kimono drives her in the creations she makes.


Address


[ ohariya WANERI ]

96 Kamiichi, Akaiwa-city, Okayama 709-0817 Japan

E-mail: wks@ohariya-waneri.jp

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