AnimeFest 2019 Sheraton Dallas Hotel August 16th-19th, 2019 Dallas, TX
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History of Kimono
Presentation CULTURE
AnimeFest 2019
Monday 10:00AM for 1.5h in P2
This isn’t your typical Professor Binns-style history class! Join Tangerine Mountain as we take you through a fun, funny, and informative romp through Japanese fashion history. You will learn the reason so many anime characters are dressed the way they are, because so many character designs and costumes in anime are based on historical clothing. From kosode to kimono, we tell you the stories of nobles, samurai, kabuki actors, merchants, and how the underdogs of the Japanese class structure eventually became the most well-dressed members of society by the end of the Edo period.
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Tangerine Mountain Imports & Designs specializes in bringing authentic imported kimono, wafuku, and Japanese accessories straight to congoers!

We save you the airfare to Japan by going back and forth two to three times a year to work directly with the people and businesses through which we acquire the best pieces at affordable prices.

We are the only kimono vendor in the country that includes an obi with every kimono purchase, with Kimono+Obi sets starting at only $30! Because of this, our customers are able to walk away with a wearable outfit for a fraction of the cost charged by other kimono vendors in our industry. We are also the only US-based kimono vendor that regularly sells haori, kimono and yukata 福袋 (fukubukuro) at every event in which we participate.

We also live our inclusivity statement with every customer interaction. Unlike some of our competitors, we do NOT insist people only try on pieces that match their gender appearance, age, or marital status. While we do teach the traditional ways of wearing kimono with every interaction (e.g. sleeve differences in men’s vs. women’s kimono; furisode are traditionally worn by unmarried women, etc.), we firmly believe that our customers are the experts in their own gender identity, sexual orientation, relationships, ability/disability, and bodies. Everyone is welcome to try on whatever they want, and it is our job to make them look and feel fabulous while doing so!

We are a very laid-back, happy group of people here at Tangerine Mountain, and we are willing to go above and beyond to make sure our customers have an "気持ちいい" experience whenever they shop with us. Whether people are looking for their first komon, a Taisho-era furisode, or a hand painted and embroidered uchikake to fill out their collection, we have something that can satisfy every customer's needs (and budget!).
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