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Maid X Kimono

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Stop throwing a fit because mom is insisting you wear a kimono to your cousin’s wedding instead of your usual Lolitawear, and get yourself on the express train to Marui Annex. This maid café X kimono is the perfect way to obey the letter of the law while still maintaining a modicum of personal style!

If you want to visit Marui store in Shinjuku the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more

Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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    • Actually, the comic book boutique is a new addition – Marui One used to be exclusively cult fashion clothing and accessories. It’s not particularly magnificent as comic book stores go, but it does have some choice manga-themed merch in addition to the books!

    • Me too! But actually, the comic book shop where I saw it is on the same floor as the kimono hime shop, and I’ve seriously been thinking about making an appointment to try on kimono and buy an ensemble! I figure it might be cool to wear for the occasional book event, if I can get the accessories right…

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