Jim Austin

Kimonoboy is our company name. We are an online dealer of Japanese antique and vintage goods with a specialty in mid 1800s to 1900s cotton indigo textiles and old farmer's clothing. My name is Jim Austin, I own the company. I came to Japan 12 years ago to study Japanese for personal interest. Shortly after arriving, I was fortunate to meet a wonderful woman, Akiko, who I fell in love with and married. Akiko and I decided to reside in Japan rather than the USA where I am from. My marriage to Akiko and our decision to live in Japan were two of the wisest commitments I have ever made. I'm a very lucky guy. We wish to provide a web presence where people from anywhere in the world can acquire exceptional Japanese early textiles and Old Cotton Indigo Farmer's clothing. Besides Japanese textiles we also sell from time to time on eBay Japanese militaria, Edo & Meiji antiques. Our Finder Service If you are looking for that something special from Japan, let us know and we'll try to find it for you. Please use the Contact Us on the menu to the left to inquire about an item of interest. We've sold Japanese antique items on eBay since June 15, 2003. We have over 535 feedbacks, 100% positive. Our Life in Japan We live in Fukuoka, Japan. (Wikipedia, Fukuoka, Japan) My wife operates a Japanese online business that specializes in European and USA vintage textiles which she sells only in Japan. If you can read Japanese or if you are just curious, please visit her site.

  • Japanese Boro Futon Cover (futongawa) 100% cotton, Nice Sashiko Stitching Handspun & Hand Loomed Fabrics Superb Japanese Folk Textile Late 1800s to Early 1900s 56 x 61 ... read more
    price:  US$500

  • Antique Japanese Hand Stitched Sashiko Farmer's Boro Jacket, Folk Textile, Large size, 100% cotton, Medium Weight, Handspun and Hand Loomed, Early 1900's, ... read more
    price:  $750

  • Large boro, Japanese patchwork carzy quilt. Many boro patches. Has it all, many different fabrics: sarasa, solid indigo, kasuri, katazome, shima. Execllent ... read more
    price:  US$595