Kimono Rental & Photo Experience

Kimono Rental & Photo Experience

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KIMONO

The kimono (きもの) is a traditional garment that literally means the “thing to wear” in Japanese. Kimono are worn by women, men and children, sometimes daily or on special occasions. Geisha are also commonly associated with kimono, collecting hundreds of these garments in their lifetime.

UCHIKAKE

Uchikake was a popular kimono style worn by aristocratic women living in castles during the feudal era (established over 400 years ago). It is considered the most elegant and high-quality of kimono as it is made using one roll of textile that is sewn together to form a continuous design. By doing this, an entire image from the sleeves to the back of the garment is formed on the kimono, which many consider to be a work of art.

Because these luxurious and elegant kimonos are considered the highest quality and generally costs more than 1,500,000 JPY each (ranging up to 15,000,000 JPY), this style is usually only worn by brides on their wedding day. Our studio offers this style of kimono for rental and for photoshoots.

The attire that’s equivalent to Uchikake and appropriate for men to wear is called Montsuki-hakama, which is also available at our studio.

KIMONO Rental

For all Geisha Experience events with Japan Awaits, simple kimono/ yukata rental (different from Uchikake-style kimonos) is included in the package price. For all other events, Uchikake kimono rental may be available (please inquire for more details). Uchikake kimono rental available for women (montsuki-hakama is available for men and furisode is available for children).

Price
25,000 JPY per person (tax included)

Availability
4-hour rental (any-time between 10 AM to 6 PM with reservation) except holidays

Location
Meguro (our studio is by JR Meguro Station), Tokyo

Included

  • Kimono dressing experience (learn how to dress in a kimono from our experts)
  • One kimono from our outdoor selection
  • All accessories, including inner kimono (juban), kimono collar (han-eri), belt (obi), sash (obiage), decorative obi string (obijime), kimono socks (tabi), kimono bag (kinchaku), kimono sandals (zori)
  • Hair setting (up-do style with Japanese hair ornaments) for women and girls with 40 styles to choose from
  • Hair setting (up-do style with Japanese hair ornaments) for women and girls with 40 styles to choose from

KIMONO PHOTO EXPERIENCE (Uchikake-style)

Kimono photo experience available for women, men and children, couples and groups. Uchikake kimono rental is available for women, montsuki-hakama is available for men and furisode rental is available for children.

Price
25,000 JPY per person, Couple price (2 people): 40,000 JPY (tax included)

Availability
10 AM to 6 PM any day except holidays (reservation required)

Duration
1.5 hours

Location
Meguro (our studio is by JR Meguro Station), Tokyo

Included

  • Kimono dressing experience (learn how to dress in a kimono from our experts)
  • One kimono from our luxury selection
  • Hair setting (up-do style with Japanese hair ornaments) for women and girls with 40 styles to choose from*
  • All accessories, including inner kimono (juban), kimono collar (han-eri), belt (obi), sash (obiage), decorative obi string (obijime), kimono socks (tabi), kimono bag (kinchaku), kimono sandals (zori)
  • Props, including fan, umbrella, sword, flowers, bag, etc.
  • 40 cuts in multiple poses
  • 1 printed image in high resolution on 13x18cm (5″x7″) size Japanese paper matting
  • Burned CDR with all cuts (available immediately after photo experience)

※Portrait sitting does not include make-up (however, eye, eyebrow, and lip cosmetics are available for you to touch-up before your sitting). Professional make-up is available for booking and requires additional cost.

PREMIUM KIMONO PHOTO EXPERIENCE (Uchikake-style)

Premium kimono photo experience available for women, men and children, couples and groups. Uchikake kimono rental is available for women, montsuki-hakama is available for men and furisode rental is available for children.

Price
45,000 JPY per person, Couple price (2 people): 72,000 JPY (tax included)

Availability
10 AM to 6 PM any day except holidays (reservation required)

Duration
2.5 hours

Location
Meguro (our studio is by JR Meguro Station), Tokyo

Included

  • Kimono dressing experience (learn how to dress in a kimono from our experts)
  • Professional make-up and hair-setting (about 45 minutes) for women and girls with 40 styles of hair accessories to choose from
    Two kimonos from our luxury selection
  • All accessories, including inner kimono (juban), kimono collar (han-eri), belt (obi), sash (obiage), decorative obi string (obijime), kimono socks (tabi), kimono bag (kinchaku), kimono sandals (zori)
  • Props, including fan, umbrella, sword, flowers, bag, etc.
  • 80 cuts in multiple poses
  • 2 printed images in high resolution on 13x18cm (5″x7″) size Japanese paper matting
  • Burned CDR with all cuts (available immediately after photo experience)
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KIMONO Sale (Uchikake-style or Montsuki-hakama)

Kimono sale is available in Meguro, Tokyo (prices begin at 1,500,000 JPY). Uchikake kimono are normally purchased for collection or for special events, such as weddings and anniversaries. Montsuki-hakama is available for men. The kimono sale will require fitting and may take up to 3 to 6 months for fit and custom-tailoring.


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