Stuck for ideas for Christmas presents this year? The last few days of Kimono House’s Festive Market are underway and if you’re after a little Japan-inspired something for your loved ones this year, it’s the perfect place to go. They have various Christmas ornaments, handbags, Japanese styled bags, tenugui and the works!
Some of the other great gift ideas they have in the market are hair and fashion accessories, cup and bowl sets and you can even pick up some cute Japanese inspired wrapping paper, ribbons and decorations for your gifts!
The gallery space just next to Kimono House’s Melbourne-based physical store is where the Festive Market is held, and upon entering the store, you can’t miss it. The space is beautifully decorated with a sort of Japanese theme meets Christmas Festivities. There are all sorts of gift ideas, so check it out before you miss out!
The Festive Market runs until the 22nd and is open from 10pm-5pm today, Wednesday and Thursday.
Kimono House is located in the Cathedral Arcade near Flinders Street Station on the 2nd floor.
37 Swanston Street
Level 2, Nicholas Building
Melbourne VIC 3000
Lift access via Cathedral Arcade corner Flinders Lane
Otherwise, if you do happen to miss out, Kimono House also runs a number of workshops and lessons for Japanese arts and crafts such as shibori indigo dyeing, sashiko (Japanese textile embellishment), patchwork quilting and woodblock printing. Kimono House has a long history of working with Japanese fabrics and crafts, and have been around for about 12 years now, the staff are well versed in any questions you may have and are very knowledgeable when it comes to Japanese craft. So, learning a new craft and gaining a new hobby could also be a great gift idea as well! For more information on their upcoming workshops, galleries and events, visit their website: https://www.kimonohouse.com.au/