How to Wear Kimono

AT A GLANCE: What you need to wear a Kimono

Kimono / Obi / Nagajuban / Obiage / Tabi / Zori / Bag

AT A GLANCE: Kimono innerwear

Koshihimo cords x 4 / Hadagi / Susoyoke / Datejime belt x 2 / Korin belt / Erishin collar / Maeita / Obi-makura pillow

How to wear the nagajuban

How to wear a kimono

Obi / Nagoya Obi
How to wear your obi in the ichijudaiko:
single drum shape style

KIMONO WEARING LESSONS

Learn how to wear a kimono for only 500 yen. We teach people how to put a kimono on by themselves. During classes, we provide the kimono and obi, so you are not required to bring anything in advance.
(Reservations are essential)

  • 4 Days course for Learning
    How to wear Kimono
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    4 Days course for Learning
    How to wear Kimono / Each 60min

    Learn how to put on the under-kimono, kimono,
    and obi in this four-session course.
    Learn the steps, so you can dress yourself in kimono!

    Lesson Fee:
    ¥500/session (tax included);
    ¥2000/full course (tax included)

    In four steps, experience putting on kimono garments in sequence.
    • You can participate even if you don’t own a kimono.
      Just come in, dressed as you are.
    • You can borrow kimono, obi, and other necessary
      accessories at no additional cost.
    Session 1
    Putting on the under-kimono and kimono
    Session 2
    Reviewing Session 1 and learning to tie the obi※Choose between half-width, Nagoya, and Fukuro (Pouch) style obi
    Session 3
    Focusing on tying the obi
    Session 4
    Completing a general review

    Please make a reservation in advance,
    and mark the date and time convenient for you on your application.

  • 1 Day Lesson Learning to Wear Kimono (Non Experienced) Find out more

    1 Day Lesson Learning to Wear
    Kimono (Non Experienced) / 60min

    Experience putting on a kimono from under-kimono to obi
    We recommend this for people who simply want to
    experience putting on a kimono.

    One Session, Lesson Fee:
    ¥500 (tax included)
    ※The kimono will be put on over your street wear,
    so avoid bulky clothing.

    Please make a reservation in advance,
    and mark the date and time convenient for you on your application.

  • Yukata wearing lessons Find out more

    Yukata lessons

    Choose your desired style, and enjoy wearing a yukata.

    Type 1: Yukata Style

    One Session
    Lesson Fee: ¥500 (tax included)
    Basic style (yukata plus half-width obi)

    Recommended for:

    ・First-time wearers
    ・People who want to wear a yukata
    to firework displays or festivals

    Type 2: Kimono Style

    Two Sessions (approximately)
    Lesson Fee: Around ¥1000
    A yukata with a kimono style neckpiece and an obi tied
    in a single layer taiko musubi style (drum bow)

    Recommended for:

    ・People who want to wear yukata regularly
    ・People who want to wear a real kimono
    ※Choose desired knot style for your obi

    Please make a reservation in advance,
    and mark the date and time convenient for you on your application.

  • Obi tying lessons Find out more

    Obi Tying Lessons

    With just one lesson, you can master the art of tying an obi.
    You can also experience different kinds of obi knots.

    One Session, Lesson Fee:
    ¥500 (tax included)

    Choose the obi knot style that you want to try:
    • Type1
      Ribbon Knot(Half-width Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆
      リボン返し
      A simple, but elegant knot for beginners.
    • Type2
      Kichiya Knot(Half-width Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ☆ ☆
      リボン返し
      A refined knot, suitable for simple obi.
    • Type3
      Waritsuno-Daiko Knot(Half-width Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ★ ☆
      リボン返し
      A substantial knot that leaves an impression of extravagance.
    • Type4
      Futasuji-Daiko Knot(Half-width Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ★ ☆
      リボン返し
      A knot that gives a neat impression.
    • Type5
      Fūsen-Daiko Knot(Half-width Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ★ ★
      リボン返し
      A charming knot, reminiscent of origami.
    • Type6
      Tsunodashi Knot(Nagoya Obi)
      Degree of difficulty: ★ ★ ★
      リボン返し
      A knot with a refined, mature impression.

    Besides the above, you can also choose styles like “Nijū-Daiko” and
    “Kai no Kuchi.” There are fifteen knots in all.

    Please make a reservation in advance,
    and mark the date and time convenient for you on your application.

¥500/session (tax included)
A four session course is ¥2000 (tax included). Payment is accepted at the time of the lesson.
Lessons are usually one-on-one for sixty minutes, except during the busy yukata season (summer) or when many there are many applicants.
Potential Time Slots
Please make a reservation in advance, and mark the date and time convenient for you on your application.
Kimono Information