Now, I only brought 2 kimono with me to Japan, one formal houmongi and one casual komon. My goal is to buy everything cheap in Japan, and bring it back with me to America.
My first stop was Gallery Kawano's 1000 Yen kimono sale. Now the real Gallery Kawano is in Tokyo, but every so often they have a sale down here in Kyushu at The West Coast (西海岸) in Yanagawa (Fukuoka prefecture). They fill the entire second floor of The West Coast with kimono, obi, and other accessories. My neighbor and I made the one hour drive to indulge ourselves.