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)
  • 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

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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