Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh, Obi

Obis (which literally translates into “sash”) are a quintessential component of traditional Japanese garb.

Prior to the Edo period, the obi was a simple cord or ribbon sash. But by the end of the 18th century the obi had evolved - quadrupling in width as well as having greatly increased in both complexity and formality.

Some fun factoids about the obi:
There are more than 15 types of obi for women, but only 2 for men.
There are over a dozen different ways to tie an obi.
The colored “belts” that one receives in martial arts are a type of informal obi. guessed it...we have obis here at Momo! They are truly works of art.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Eyebob Extravaganza!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 23rd Momo will be hosting our second annual Eyebobs Trunk Show. Visit between 1-5 to check out the huge selection of fun, flirty, edgy readers and sunglasses. You will be able to buy a pair on the spot, special order different colors or magnification, or find the perfect frames for prescription lenses! We will have dozens of styles to choose from - what better way to update your look?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kawaii Kokeshi

Kokeshi dolls originate from the Tohoku region of Northern Japan, an area well-known for its onsen. These handmade wooden dolls are thought to date back to the middle of the Edo period (1603-1867), when Kijiya (woodworkers) began using their woodworking skills to make simple dolls to sell as toys and souvenirs to the hot spring visitors.

There are two major styles of Kokeshi dolls: traditional (dento) and creative (shingata). Momo can supply you with both! Here are some examples of both Traditional and Creative Kokeshi for your viewing pleasure. 

Three Kappa Kokeshi and a Tanuki

Monday, June 4, 2012

Momo Man

Momo would like to remind everyone that an entire section of the shop is dedicated to Momo Man. Yes! It's true! In addition to a tantalizing selection of women's clothing and treats for your home, we also carry manly goods, like:

Esquire and Men's Health winner, Billy Jealousy grooming products.

And check out these awesome tees by Sumo Fish and Tokyo Five!