It’s cold and raining – Winter for Kimono De Jack

Well, it rained on the first kimono de jack and the weather is getting colder. So the next “KDJ” on the 13th of November needs to be catered for. EMS shipping is the only way to get your winter kimono warmers before that date!

So, what do we need:

1. Rain Geta

It rains in the UK and getting wet tabi is no fun. When searching for any kimono item it is best to first navigate straight to the Rakuten kimono page : http://event.rakuten.co.jp/borderless/kimono/ and use the ‘Japanese sandals’ section in ‘Kimono items by Category’.

The kanji is already inserted for you but we need to add to this. I will add the kanji ‘for rain’


(All kanji will be included in a pdf at the end of this post so you can copy and paste)

Now the search results will show waterproof coverings and rain geta. A UK size 7 is best to get a 25cm or large pair, but measure the length of your foot to make sure. Geta and Zori sizes differ from western so take heed of the measurements provided. A pair of Zori roughly weigh 300g so expect the shipping to be £11/12.

2. AMA or Kimono Rain Coat

To find this we are going to use the ‘for rain’ kanji again, but this time directly in the kimono category:

and you will find an array of colours and styles. Rain coats are very light normally so will come up at about 200-300g for shipping.

3. Kimono Shawl

Finding kimono shawls is also super easy, by just using the kanji for shawl in the main kimono category.

and you get an array of items from fluffy to regular shawls.

So there you have it, easy as pie to find winter kimono goods to keep you warm and dry in the great British weather!

And just to promote Kimono De Jack UK again, here are some shots!

Kanji: here

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Kimono De Jack UK and Social Shopping

So, it happened. We managed to get 5 kimono lovers together for the first Kimono De Jack event and more will be attending the next event.



*photos by Lyuba Johnson

It was a great event and we shopped, talked and afterwards networked on facebook. I was recommended an obi clip for my obi troubles on the day and Hong used facebook to send me to a Rakuten item:

http://en.item.rakuten.com/ohmiya/sale-kituke-obikangu/ and then following a discussion we had regarding the difficulty in finding larger sized zori, she posted this on my profile: http://en.item.rakuten.com/hakimonoya/1331752/

This is a great example of how real life relationships meet social networking with actions that translate to online shopping. Rakuten also have a new blog.

So in my basket today I have an obi clip, pair of zori and a funky obi makura all made easy for my by friends and facebook. Still think facebook is a waste of time for your online business? Kimono De Jack was Saturday, Monday morning I am spending my hard earned cash.

Social shopping is a key part of an on-line business and facebook makes things easy.

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Finding Ro Weave Summer Kimono on Rakuten!

The kimono micro site on Rakuten is one of my favourite places to browse.

Today however, I am looking for something quite specific. A Ro weave summer kimono (not yukata).

First a word of warning on searching for kimono – the words karieba and karinui mean a kimono is not finished. It has been lightly sewn together for fitting and will need to be finished. If you don’t know the 6 or so stitches involved in sewing kimono I suggest you only buy finished ones!

The Kanji:

Another thing that you see often on Rakuten is Kimono rental – so check the description and if the price is far to good for a kimono set it is probably a rental! Currently there is not a way to remove these from the listings in search.

So back to finding my summer weave kimono. In the kimono section I used the kanji for Purple and Summer:

I drilled right down to avoid the yukata section (a summer cotton kimono) and even though there are still a few yukata in the results, most are purple weave kimono.

Result!

Here is a PDF of the kanji used today so you can copy and paste:
Todays Kanji

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Update for my recent Rakuten Order…

Well I had my email for my order, so I thought in the interest of education I would post the translation:

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Email this email is important for your order.
Please save your transaction to complete.
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HitchinsElizabeth like

Once again, I am deeply grateful to you for your beautiful garden footwear Tate Hazime.
We confirm that your order was approved for the contract.

We have received your order details below.
Please check.

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Please find your order will be ? ? ?.
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[Order number] 229894-**********-***********
[Date] 2010-09-02 17:01:54
[The order] Hitchins Elizabeth-like
[Payment-paid credit cards
How to Use Point] No
[Shipping] EMS
[Note]
Specify delivery time:]

[Your ship date] September 03, 2010
Estimated Delivery Days: 4 ~ 5 days from date of shipment
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[Destination] Hitchins Elizabeth-like
? *******my address here ************
(TEL) **********
The Products
Komon ?? wearing trousers made in Japan visiting graduation ceremony kimono black plum kimono embroidered collar half the original garden beauty Tate Hazime washable kimono (sberi02y-01)
Embroidery Color: A: Plums
1000 Price (yen) x 1 (each) = 1000 (yen) (excluding tax, shipping separate)
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Komon ?? wearing trousers made in Japan visiting graduation ceremony kimono embroidered kimono cherry red neck wash half the original beauty of the garden pottery Tate Hazime (sberi09y-02)
Embroidery Color: B: Cherry Blossoms
1000 Price (yen) x 1 (each) = 1000 (yen) (excluding tax, shipping separate)
************************************************** **************
The number one destination (offers)
2 total items (pieces)
Total 2000 commodity prices (yen)
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Subtotal 2000 (Yen)
VAT 0 (Yen)
Shipping 1800 (Yen)
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3800 Total (Yen)
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If you did not order here is ??
You may mail your order with someone else wrong.
In that case, it is very trouble until the beauty Tate Hazime Garden Kimono and Rakuten Ichiba
Please.

Email info@so-bien.com ? ? ?

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Contact numbers and other ships less complete Itashimashitara
It will not be by e-mail
Forward to the arrival of the goods, please wait.

Once again, you for a choice from among our many online shopping
Thank you very much indeed. I am deeply grateful.
Shop aims to be required for Kimonofan everyone will continue to devote
We will.?? thank you.

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Bonus points 5,000 points and now is present!
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As you can see the important information is translated well, my details for the order – what I ordered and most importantly how much shipping I am going to pay and the total. And the crazy translations always give you a giggle! Now I shall wait for my order 🙂

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