On saturday I went to a kimono sale which was held in an izakaya in Iidabashi. An izakaya is a Japanese pub and tends to be a noisy, raucous place to go to after work, so I really wasn't sure what to expect. We entered the izakaya and were greeted by the usual scene of low ceilings and rows of sake bottles which are owned by regular guests. We went upstairs to where the sale was and were greeted with a room full of very small ladies with very sharp elbows, manically sifting through piles of fabric. We took a deep breath and threw ourselves in, grappling for kimono pieces and obi lengths and pushing to the front to get the best deals. Luckily I'm a bit of a pro at this now and managed to come away with some lovely items which you can see here.