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Japanese kimono designers create traditional design masks *pandemic edition*

Posted on November 26, 2020


What better way to upgrade your pandemic season wardrobe than with these kimono fabric face masks? Here are some handmade masks made by local kimono designers and dressmakers in Japan. Using old kimono fabrics or creating new ones that resemble a traditional style, these nifty designers have put their talents to an important cause! Please visit their Instagram pages to purchase their beautiful crafts. 

red and white kimono mask

photo by @acote_remake

The nature motifs on these two masks give them a really light and fresh feel. These were produced by the shop Acote. 


black clouds kimono mask

photo by @kimono_saya

This Japanese cloud design with its delicate line details are simple yet elegant. This designer dyes her fabrics to create a traditional Japanese mask look. 


pink brown and red kimono mask

photo by @ haritoito.ya


The string bows on these kimono fabric masks are the perfect touch to accessorize your mask. This designer has a very cute name, Haritoito, which means needle and string in Japanese! 


royal blue kimono mask

photo by @ kimonoremaku.yosh i

A royal blue mask for a more mature, sophisticated look by the kimono recycle designer Yoshi. 


kimono mask colorful

photo by @kimono_saya

This designer’s watercolor effect on her masks produces colors that are gentle and soothing on the eyes. 


purple kimono masks

photo by @kimono_saya

More beautiful masks by the designer Saya Yamada. 


neutral tones kimono masks

photo by @ kimonoremaku.yoshi

Lovely neutral tones for your wardrobe. 


unique kimono masks

photo by @anenkyoto

These masks were also refashioned from kimono fabrics! These unique creations are made by Anen.  


pink kimono masks with bag and geta shoes

photo by @total_work_factory

And if you are looking for a mask to pair with an actual kimono, kimono fabric masks might be the best choice out there. These lovely masks matching the geta (traditional footwear) and bag were made by Total Work Factory. 

Written by: Maya Kimura Watts