Comfy KIMONO Pajamas

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  • $13,316.00funded
    $10,000.00 goal

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To all kimono lovers around the world: A revolutionary Japanese kimono as comfortable as your favorite pajamas that is easily wearable in three simple steps.

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About this project


Comfy KIMONO Pajamas: A revolutionary Japanese kimono



Wear it, tie it, wrap it, and you’re done! The straightforward three-step fitting process makes it easy to wear the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas, even if you have never worn a kimono before. As the name suggests, they are as comfy as your favorite pajamas.

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The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment that has been popular since ancient times. Its vivid colors and incomparable elegance have captured the hearts of many in not only Japan but also around the world. In fact, the sight of tourists in Kyoto who explore the streets wearing beautiful kimonos is now quite common. In the summer, people generally wear a lighter and more refreshing type of kimono called the yukata, which has solidified its position in modern times as the preferred outfit for attending summer festivals.



As much as we adore the kimono, we must admit that it does come with a few drawbacks. First of all, it is rather difficult for one to complete a kimono fitting alone. While it is possible to order kimonos from Japan, they are hard to put on without the assistance of kimono fitting specialists. In short, the kimono is not exactly a garment that can be easily worn every day.



Also, kimonos are typically set at higher price points. A kimono complete with all the accessories required costs approximately $4,000. Even the simpler yukata costs around $300.



Due to these factors, the kimono remains as a garment that enthusiasts outside of Japan want to wear but rarely have the opportunity to do so. We wanted to change that.
To provide kimonos to enthusiasts around the world that are easy to wear, as comfortable as a pair of pajamas, and set at a reasonable price, we created the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas!


Easy to wear. Easy to move in. Just like your favorite pajamas!


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The Comfy KIMONO Pajamas are a type of kimono that can be worn in less than a minute. We took the standard (and excessively complex) twenty-five stage fitting process and reduced it to three simple steps, making it easy for anyone to wear by themselves. We also decided to use a type of fabric with stretch for the obi sash to prevent pressure and discomfort. Put on your Comfy KIMONO Pajamas and go shopping, attend parties, or lounge on your bed or sofa. We are positive that you will feel fantastic in them!



Make your kimono debut with the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas!


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5 Secrets to Simplicity and Comfort


1. Fewer parts and fewer steps



The number of parts and accessories required has been reduced to just two: the easy-to-wear yukata and the obi sash. The straightforward three-step fitting process can be completed in less than a minute.


2. Lined and ready to go

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The Comfy KIMONO Pajamas are lined, which means that you can wear them on top of your underwear or even without anything underneath. This makes them perfect for beating the heat of scorching summer days. They also work very well on their own as pajamas and loungewear, too.


3. Free from tightness and discomfort

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To make our garment as comfortable and relaxing as your favorite pair of pajamas, we removed every source of tightness and pressure. Wearing a yukata usually involves three to five strings and a sash that must be wrapped tightly around your waist. However, the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas can be worn without any of those uncomfortable parts. Lounge around or even roll from one end of your bed to the other. You will not feel any discomfort!


4. Modified for unrestricted movement

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The Comfy KIMONO Pajamas use a modified kimono pattern that resembles those of regular everyday clothing. They are designed to maintain their shape and allow for unrestricted movement.


5. Perfect anytime and anywhere

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While the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas are as comfortable as pajamas, they look just like other colorful and elegant kimonos. There is no need to feel self-aware or shy when wearing them out. Wear them to any home party or event, and you will certainly be the center of attention!


Design Collection


Each yukata pattern has its own meaning

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Designs and patterns on kimonos are embedded with historical meanings.


Hydrangea - Enduring and powerful affection

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Hydrangeas stay in bloom for extended periods of time and are capable of retaining their beauty throughout the Japanese rainy season. Their perseverance through harsh conditions has transformed them into a symbol of enduring and powerful affection.

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Morning Glory - Unbreakable relationships

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Morning glories develop powerful vines that hold on tightly to supporting beams. This has made them a symbol of unbreakable relationships, as well as of love.

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Goldfish - Affluence and joy

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Goldfish symbolize affluence and joy. While many consider goldfish patterns to be rather childish, they offer a refreshing image and are popular even among adults.

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Design Details

Increased shoulder space

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Compared to standard kimonos, the width has been narrowed and the shoulder has been brought slightly closer to the neck. This allows for a wider range of shoulder and arm movement while preventing the fabric around the body from being tugged upwards.


“Ohashori” Detailing

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To make the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas look just like standard kimonos, modifications have been made to create a faux-ohashori detail where the fabric is typically folded underneath the sash.


Lowered Back Collar

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The lowered back collar seam makes it easy to show off the nape of your neck without making any difficult adjustments. All you need to do is wear it!


Comfortable Obi Sash

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The obi sash is fitted with elastics to provide stretch and comfort for a wide variety of waist sizes. Simply wrap the obi sash around your waist and use the fastener to keep it in place. The back features a gorgeous ribbon decoration that is soft and thin enough to even lie down on. The obi sash can be rotated to show the ribbon in front, and the ribbon can be removed for those who prefer a more simple look.




Product Details



Size

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Specifications
Product NameComfy KIMONO Pajamas
CompositionYukata: 100% Cotton
Obi Sash: 60% Cotton 40% Polyester
ColorsHydrangea: Navy / Gold
Morning Glory: White / Pink
Goldfish: Aqua / Beige
Notes:
- All measurements have been taken with the garment laid flat
- Due to the nature of the fabric used, measurements may vary slightly

100% Cotton Easy-Care Garment

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The 100% cotton yukata is not only absorbent but also wonderfully soft and easy on the skin.


Machine Washable

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The Comfy KIMONO Pajamas are machine washable - no troublesome procedures required!


The Perfect Gift

The incredibly unique and rare Comfy KIMONO Pajamas make the perfect gift for those who are interested in Japanese culture! Keep one for yourself and wear yours with your friends and family to parties and events for a truly unique and Japanese experience!

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The straightforward three-step fitting process makes wearing the Comfy KIMONO Pajamas a breeze, even for those who have never tried on a kimono before! Also, an English instruction manual is included with each garment.


About us


At BIBILAB, we specialize in providing the most unique products online that never fail to amaze and entertain. Our team is composed of eight members in their 20s and 30s who continue to approach Japanese culture from different perspectives to create brand new products. We have released products related to anime, manga, video games, Japanese traditional clothing, and much more. Our head office is located in the Kansai area, which is also where Kyoto is. More specifically, it is in Higashi-Osaka, a city that is known for its unlimited potential in manufacturing toothbrushes, artificial satellites, and everything in between.

We are currently looking for overseas distributors who are willing to help distribute our products outside of Japan. If you are interested, please leave us a comment.


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Why we’re making this / Message from the Project Owner


Sharing a brand new kimono with the world.

The kimono is a famous Japanese traditional garment that many people would love to wear correctly and beautifully. However, it is not a simple garment. The fitting process is complicated, and those who have never worn one before are required to study the process or seek assistance from a professional. The fit of kimonos is also tighter than other clothing. Users may feel stressed by the pressure, as well as the way the garment restricts normal ranges of movement. These aspects have cause more and more young people to shy away from the kimono.

What we would like to share with the world is a kimono that anyone can easily wear and freely move in. With our product, you can wear your kimono around the neighborhood, or even use it as your pajamas. You will be able to become familiar with the kimono and thoroughly enjoy it. To properly show the image of the kimono, we based our product photo shoots in historically significant locations such as Sanjo Ohashi and Kifune Shrine in Kyoto. We hope our Comfy KIMONO Pajamas will raise interest in kimono culture around the world.

Note: A lighter version of the kimono designed for summertime wear is called the yukata. The Comfy KIMONO Pajamas is technically a yukata, but we decided to use the term “kimono” as it is more recognizable outside of Japan than “yukata.”

Kifune Shrine in Kyoto




When the Funding Goal Is Achieved


Because this is a Keep It All project, all backers will receive their rewards regardless of whether the funding goal is achieved. If the funding goal is achieved, all backers will receive a bonus “Comfy KIMONO Pajamas Photo Book” that is set to feature photos of the model Ayato Nikukyu and the photoshoot in Kyoto. We would like to thank you for your generous support, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could please share this project with your friends!

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FAQ


Before Backing


Q: How do I ask questions about a project?

A: Please send your questions, comments, and feedback to the following address:

support_kimono@miraimode.com


Q: What payment methods can I use?

A: Payments can be made via credit or debit card only.


Q: When will I be charged for my selected reward?

A: You will be charged your backed amount after a project ends. If you backed a Keep it All project, you will be charged regardless of whether or not the project reaches its funding goal.


Q: Why do the reward prices differ from the Japanese crowdfunding project?

A: Price adjustments are made to cover changing currency rates as well as shipping fees.

After Backing


Q: Can I cancel my pledge?

A: Yes, you can cancel your pledge at any time from your Backed Projects page under My Menu before a project ends, with one exception. During the last 24 hours of a project, if canceling your pledge would drop a project below its funding goal, you cannot cancel without first contacting the project staff. In that instance, cancellations will be processed at the discretion of the project staff, who may refuse cancellations. It is also not possible to cancel or receive a refund for any projects that have ended.


Q: How will my rewards be shipped?

A: Rewards will be shipped directly from Japan by Tokyo Otaku Mode, which has experience in shipping products to over 130 different countries. Rewards are expected to be shipped via EMS through JP Post. We regret to say that backers will not be able to select their carrier or shipping method.


Q: Do I need to pay for shipping costs?

A: The cost of shipping is included in the price of each reward, so you will not need to pay for shipping. For fairness, reward prices are the same regardless of the country you reside in.


Q: Will the rewards have different shipment dates, or will they be shipped together?

A: All rewards are expected to be shipped together.


Q: Can I change the shipping address for my backed projects?

A: Yes. You can edit your shipping address from your Backed Projects page under My Menu until the end of August. Please contact us at the following email address for shipping information changes from September: support_kimono@miraimode.com


Q: What happens if I don’t receive my rewards or if my rewards arrive damaged?

A: Please inspect and try on your product once you receive it. If your product is defective, please contact us at support_kimono@miraimode.com within seven days after it has been delivered.


Please note that we may not be able to provide assistance after the seven day period.

Updates

Comfy KIMONO Pajamas are now on the Tokyo Otaku Mode Shop!
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Rewards

Goldfish(金魚)

$99.00
- Includes 1 set of Comfy KIMONO Pajamas
- If the Funding Goal is Achieved you will receive as a bonus: Comfy KIMONO Pajamas Photo Book

Goldfish - Affluence and joy

Goldfish symbolize affluence and joy. While many consider goldfish patterns to be rather childish, they offer a refreshing image and are popular even among adults.
24Backers
Limited24 out of 100

Morning glory(朝顔)

$99.00
- Includes 1 set of Comfy KIMONO Pajamas
- If the Funding Goal is Achieved you will receive as a bonus: Comfy KIMONO Pajamas Photo Book

Morning Glory - Unbreakable relationships

Morning glories develop powerful vines that hold on tightly to supporting beams. This has made them a symbol of unbreakable relationships, as well as of love.
21Backers
Limited21 out of 100

Hydrangea(紫陽花)

$99.00
- Includes 1 set of Comfy KIMONO Pajamas
- If the Funding Goal is Achieved you will receive as a bonus: Comfy KIMONO Pajamas Photo Book

Hydrangea - Enduring and powerful affection

Hydrangeas stay in bloom for extended periods of time and are capable of retaining their beauty throughout the Japanese rainy season. Their perseverance through harsh conditions has transformed them into a symbol of enduring and powerful affection.
69Backers
Limited69 out of 100

3 sets (Goldfish,Morning glory,Hydrangea)

$290.00
- 3 sets of Comfy KIMONO Pajamas (Goldfish,Morning glory,Hydrangea)
- If the Funding Goal is Achieved you will receive as a bonus: Comfy KIMONO Pajamas Photo Book
7Backers
Limited7 out of 30