Thank you from Madison Avenue!


Madison Avenue 5th Anniversary

Thank you for your continued support of Kamakura Shirts.

On the 18th of October, we held a modest party to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Madison Avenue Store in New York. The store that opened in 2012 was the first overseas store outside of Japan for the brand.

We hope that our guests enjoyed music from New York-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, as well as the delicious drinks offered by Suntory and Asahishuzo.

Our goal has always been to provide the highest quality, “Made in Japan” shirts to everybody. With the support of our customers, we have been able to celebrate five years in New York. We have also recently been awarded the “People Love Us on Yelp” award, as well being rated the top men’s shirt store in New York. (Read more)

We hope to carry on serving our customers with the finest Japanese hospitality, and hope that you will honor us with your continued support as well.

Thank you.

Reminder! 5th Anniversary of our Madison Avenue Store


Thanks to your support, our first overseas store on Madison Avenue will celebrate its 5th anniversary this October. To express our deepest gratitude, we will be serving drinks and light snacks at the anniversary event, courtesy of other Japanese brands. The evening will also be accompanied by a special performance from New York-based trumpeter, Takuya Kuroda.

Dress Code: Your favorite outfit from Kamakura Shirts
Please show this page at the entrance!

※Our Brookfield Place Store will close early (4:00pm) on October 18th 2017.


Free tasting of Japanese drinks in collaboration with…

Suntory – Hibiki
The Suntory Hibiki whisky is created through the craftsmanship of the top Japanese distillers, using only the finest grains to create a unique flavor.
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Asahishuzo – Dassai Sparkling Sake
This unpasteurized naturally carbonated sake has a slightly fruity, refreshing taste.
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Music 6:30-7:00 PM
11.fwTakuya Kuroda
New York-based jazz trumpeter, Takuya Kuroda, was the first Japanese artist to sign a record deal with the prestigious Blue Note for Rising Son, his first major release.
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Complimentary Gifts
Available while stocks last.
14.fwDaiichi Orimono – Dicros Bag
Produced by Daiichi Orimono of Fukui, Japan, these bags are made of extremely fine, high density fabric.
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shiro – “Simply Simple” Nail Polish
Similar to shiro Skin Care, this nail polish uses linseed oil as a moisturizing agent. shiro will open its store in SOHO this winter.
Address: 436 West Broadway, New York, NY10012
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Store Location:
400 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017
(Between 47th and 48th Street)
TEL 212-308-5266
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat and Sun 10:00 am – 7:00 pm






New York Madison Store has been awarded the “People Love Us On Yelp” Title!

The title is awarded to a small percentile of businesses that have had excellent evaluations and many highly satisfactory reviews on the world’s largest word of mouth website, Yelp.

We are very glad to hear that many of our customers have had a high evaluation of our shirts and our staff’s customer service. We will continue to make high quality products, in order to show the essence of Japanese hospitality. We appreciate the continued patronage of our loyal customers.


Our first overseas store on Madison Avenue currently holds the number one ranking for men’s shirts in New York on Yelp.

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Over 60 reviews received, Kamakura Shirts has scored 4.8 stars out of 5, some of which can be found here.

Best deal in dress shirts I’ve found.  High quality, non-fused, made-in-japan shirts for $79 bucks each!  Helpful but not pushy staff will get you sized up.  Classic designs and patterns are well executed.  – Greg W. 04/23/2017


TL:DR – The Allen Iverson of dress shirts because this is THE ANSWER
The amazing reviews are FOR REAL. Best $79 shirt by far and beats other higher priced shirts too. If you are looking for superb fit, amazing value, quality fabrics and above and beyond customer service – look no more. You have come to the end of your shirt-finding journey, young grasshopper…. I ended up getting shirts from their Madison branch for my wedding entourage…all 11 of them. – Jay B. 01/12/2017

What is Yelp?

Yelp is used by approximately 140 million people in 30 countries. It is heralded as the largest word of mouth website in America. It is not solely used for restaurants and shopping, but also has reviews in a wide range of industries including the education, finance and public service. When leaving a review on Yelp, one needs to publicize their name and prove their identity, ensuring the authenticity and accuracy of the review. Yelp reached Japanese shores in 2014, and it hopes to become much more popular in lieu of the 2020 Japanese Olympics.

What does the “People Love Us On Yelp” title mean?

Twice a year, Yelp awards businesses which hold high evaluations with this title. Businesses cannot apply for this. It is only awarded to businesses that are highly evaluated by customers, which means that “People Love Us On Yelp”.

About our New York Stores:

In October 2012, Kamakura Shirts opened its first international store on Madison Avenue. The store will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year. In December 2015, our second New York store opened its doors in Lower Manhattan within the Brookfield Place mall. There is also the Global Online Store for those living outside New York, which has received orders from over 75 countries since opening in 2013.

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Read our staff blog here