Hakata Japan

Clothing in Fukuoka

Hakata is renowned for it weaving tradition, called Hakata-ori, and this chic shop, to the right as you enter Hakata Riverain mall, has been producing intricately woven Hakata-ori for generations. Originally supplying obi (kimono sashes), it now puts the fabrics to more modern uses including accessories. It also sells used kimono (not Hakata-ori) – still expensive but a fraction of the cost of a new one.