KimonoHime Volume 11
Selected scans on flickr.
I decided to scan some of KimonoHime Volume 11 to show everyone what it’s like, and to encourage people who are interested in it to buy it! I’ve only scanned a few pages, but it’s an 80-page magazine (If you only count pics, if you count tissue paper samples to make stuff out of, then there’s even more!), so there is lots of cool stuff I’ve left out. I can’t even review it, because well, I loved everything haha! Let’s just say that this is my favorite kimono magazine (well, technically a mook….”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’….but you get my point) So if you’re interested in buying a great kimono fashion magazine, I highly recommend it!
KimonoHime is a mook publication that first started in 2003, published by Shodensha. Each edition has about 90 pages and retails for ￥1260. 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 11 volumes of Kimono-Hime.
The style which this particular publication promotes has come to be known by the title of the mook itself. Therefore, Kimono-Hime style is characterized by what one sees in a Kimono-Hime publication. The publication name and style is sometimes shortened to the moniker “KH”.
KimonoHime just came back after a long hiatus (it was actually thought to have been canceled), so please everyone show your support and buy a copy to show your love of the magazine!