Oct 9
~
Oct 10

Kimono Salone’s 2-Day Kimono Festival

Free

Join Kimono Salone as they showcase the ever-beautiful and traditional kimono robes at various fashion-related events taking place around Nihonbashi. Here’s a breakdown of events:

1. YUITO

  • Kimono exhibition and workshops (It’s free to attend most workshops, but some may require a fee)

2. Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall

Daytime events held from Oct. 9th  to 10th require a 2-day ticket – 1,200 yen (1,000 yen in advance)
Evening events held Oct 8th and 9th require a ticket – 4,500 yen (4,000 yen in advance)
For where to buy tix, click here (Google translated page)
  • Tokyo Kimono Collection Fashion Show
  • Talk shows
  • Students’ design contest
  • DJ performances
  • Kimono Exhibitions
      – Hajimete Kimono Exhibition (How to enter the “kimono world” for beginners)
      – Sachiko Ito’s Ikizuku Kimono Exhibition (Collection of one of the most popular kimono stylist)
      – Taka Kobayashi’s Photo Exhibition (maiko photography)
      – Jusaburo’s Dolls Collection (A popular doll creator’s works)
      – Kihachi Tabata’s Kimono Collection (the work of a kimono-dyeing craftsman)
  • Stage Shows
      – Yonezawa Kimono Fashion Show
      -Talk with Nobuko Okubo
      – Talk with Sachiko Ito
      – IMAGINE ONE WORLD Show
      – Hanakage Kimono Juku Show
      – TOKYO KIMONO COLLECTION: Muro Kafu/ Shingo Tsumuro
      – “How to tie an Obi (kimono belt)” with Akiko Yoshizawa
      – Talk with Minako Yokomori
      – TOKYO KIMONO COLLECTION: JOTARO SAITO
      – Taka Kobayashi – Top Kimono Styles (7 out of 100 kimonos)

3. Edo Sakura Dori underground passage to Mitsukoshi-Mae St.

The area will be lined with kimono-donning mannequins. It’s free to visit and you can even vote for your favorite.
[If you’d like to rent a kimono for the events, you can do so at reception at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall COREDO Muromachi 5F Foyer. The rental fee is 3,000 yen.]

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