Kimonoboy is our company name. We are an online dealer of antique and vintage Japanese folk textiles with a specialty in mid 1800s to early 1900s cotton boro futon covers, peasant & farmer clothing and other early textiles.
My name is Jim Austin. I own the company. I came to Japan 14 years ago to study Japanese for personal interests. Shortly after arriving, I was fortunate to meet a wonderful woman, Akiko, with whom I fell in love with and married. Akiko and I decided to reside in Japan rather than the USA where I am from. My marriage to Akiko and our decision to live in Japan were two of the wisest commitments I have ever made. I’m a very lucky guy.
We wish to provide a web presence where people from anywhere in the world can acquire exceptional Japanese early textiles and Old Cotton Indigo Farmer’s clothing.