JAPAN – TOKYO BARGAINS: Kimono dressing and renting…
for hours! Where? Discover it here! 着物着付け 着
Wearing a Kimono is a fairy-tale experience.
Getting dressed is a fascinating ritual,
especially when you can rely on the care of expert hands,
passionate about details and tradition.
This is why it is important to choose the ideal place
among the jungle of shopping offers and travel agencies.
Prices vary enormously (3,500-15,000 Yen)
and spending more does not necessarily give you a better service.
There are high-class kimonos made of thick fabric and precious brocades
and others resembling those flowery polyester dressing gowns you would put on your clothes, on Carnivals.
Some offers are limited to the duration of the actual dressing-up
with the possibility of some “DIY” shots (half an hour in total),
Others allow you a few extra minutes for a brief stroll outdoors
In the surroundings or in their garden.
The risk is to fall prey of a grotesque,
and hasty assembly chain, without soul and at a high price.
“The Omotenashi Kimono Experience”
(From theJapanese “omotenashi”: hospitality)
organised by the Nihonbashi Information Center in Tokyo.
The assistant are friendly, smiling
and dedicated to making every detail… perfect.
Among a variety of beautiful obi (bands – 帯, お び)
and Kimonos (着 物)
you can choose the one that you fancy.
The atmosphere of the place,
which respects the solemnity, the silence and the gestures worthy of an ancient ritual,
contributes to making the experience authentic and exciting…
With your Kimono on, you can shoot as many pictures as you like
in the classic tatami room (畳), with straw rugs.
And it does not end there.
Then you can choose the zōri, typical flip-flops (草 履),
a traditional handbag and a cloak with which you can go out
anywhere (even in a restaurant),
From morning till.. 6:00 p.m.!
The center will keep your clothes in a bag until you come back.
And once you have put them on,
the tabs (足 袋 – traditional stockings with the separate thumb)
will remain yours as a ‘souvenir’ gift.
All this for just 5,500 Yen and sometimes even less.
When booking, ask the center if there are any special offers,
together with other activities.
We have taken the opportunity of the promotional campaign:
“Put a photo on the blog or social media”
and we immediately had a 2,000 Yen discount each.
When: every Saturday
Office: THE NIHONBASHI INFORMATION CENTER
COREDO Muromachi Edificio 1 (B1)
2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku – Tokyo
Direct access from Mitsukoshimae Station.
1 min. From Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Mitsukoshi Gate.
2 min. From Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.
5 min. By JR Sobu Line (Rapid), Shin-Nihombashi Station.
THE KIMONO DRESSING (着 物 着 付 け)
“OMOTENASHI KIMONO EXPERIENCE”
takes place in the “Kyorakutei Room”:
COREDO Muromachi Building 3 (3F)
1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Mitsukoshimae Station Exit A4 – Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/Ginza Line.
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