Japanese Textiles & Crafts
Our Melbourne shopfront has now closed. Classes continue & online shopping is still open. Our next Melbourne city pop-up shop in the Nicholas Building scheduled for Saturday 18 April 2020 will be confirmed if possible as events evolve due to COVID-19. Full details will be in our Pop-Up Shop & Events page.
Japanese craft and culture and how we can share it with others has been our focus at Kimono House since 2004. Inspired by regular trips to Japan, we are able to provide directly sourced textile and craft treasures and teach workshops in traditional craft with a fresh focus. We also offer educational opportunities for groups and school students in your own classroom or venue space. From creative classes in stitching and craft to presentations and exhibitions in Japanese culture we invite you to share your interest with us.
Please browse these pages to learn more about what Kimono House has to offer or come visit us at one of our upcoming popup stores or events.
Kimono House is owned and managed by Leanne O’Sullivan who first travelled to Japan in 1989 where she lived and worked for the next 5 years.
It was during this time she became interested in Japanese textiles and in particular those of the kimono. Leanne would spend most of her spare time visiting textile merchants and exploring temple markets or learning handicrafts with local artisans. Whilst living in Japan, Leanne was constantly inspired by the extreme contrasts…