Haha no yume: the Art of the Baby Kimono

Baby wearing Kimono


Haha no yume 母の夢 is Japanese for Mother’s Dream …. apt for a line of exquisite clothing aimed at infants.
By Jak Burke
Everyone loves the simplicity and elegance of traditional Japanese design. The quality of materials used reflect a cultural sensibility around aesthetics about purity and minimalism. Infants are particularly sensitive when it comes to materials and styles preferring cooler natural fabrics and looser fittings. No wonder that Haha no yume’s infant apparel is a big hit amongst new moms.
Haha no yume’s 100% soft cotton fabric is handpicked from Japan (click here for certificate of origin), and purchased in limited quantity to maintain the exclusivity of their garments. Their concept is inspired by wabi-sabi わびさび – pure minimalism and rustic simplicity with understated elegance. Each garment is locally designed and made with artisan passion.  Haha no yume’s give a lot of attention to ensure comfort. Items retail from $39-46.
Selected samples from their collection:
Tamako (たまこ) means jewel child. The fabric design reminisces the Tanabata festival, a Japanese festival held in August which celebrates the stars in the sky, in which people wear traditional yukata robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. Watching these colorful streamers and strips of decorated Japanese paper, known as tanabata-kazari (たなばたのかざり) tanabata-kazari, blow in the breeze allows visitors to experience the sensation of Japanese summertime. Kimono $46.56
Mon (紋) are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. Most consistent of a roundel encircling a figure of plant, animal, man-made, natural or celestial objects, all abstracted to various degrees. $39.90
Temari 手まり Temari 手まり means “hand ball” in Japanese. Traditionally, Temari were often given to children from their parents on New Year’s Day. Inside the tightly wrapped layers of each ball, the mother would have placed a small piece of paper with goodwill wish for her child. The child would never be told what wish his or her mother had made while making the ball. $39.90


Yanagi 柳の木 The willow tree (柳の木) symbolizes fulfilling wishes of the heart, learning from the past, inner visions and dreams. $39.90


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To see all products in USD, select the currency type on the top left hand corner of the web page. To purchase products, select the currency and check-out the purchase as per normal transaction. They will then mail out the purchased apparel by express courier.


Haha no yume 母の夢 would like to offer our readers and members a VIP discount of 10% for their apparels using the discount code *babydoesnyc10* upon checkout. NOW offering free gift wrapping and name embroidery (baby’s name up to 10 alphabets) for the holiday season!

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