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Take a Stroll Around Kiryu in Kimono!

Antiques and More! Take a Stroll Around Kiryu in Kimono Mix Western clothing with kimono for a fashionable winter look!

Kimono are a traditional Japanese style of clothing, but have you ever tried mixing it with Western clothing to create a unique (and warm!) new look? Come join us at the event to be dressed in authentic, antique kimono by a professional kimono instructor and take a walk around town in your East meets West style!

This time, we will host the Kimono Stroll event in Kiryu, the traditional city of textiles! The city has many historic buildings and sights to see, which can create picturesque backgrounds for photos.

Since it is the first Saturday of the month, the antique market at the Kiryu Tenmangu Shrine will also be taking place! This market is famous for having antique kimono, short coats for kimonos, and other Japanese style accessories for very reasonable prices. Come look to see if you can find something with your name on it!

Women of all nationalities and cultures are welcome at our event! You are welcome to come join us with a group of friends or independently as well.

This is the perfect opportunity to wear an authentic, antique kimono and also discover the sights and deals Kiryu has to offer.

*We apologize but other than our staff cameraman, this event is open to women only. Thank you for your understanding!

***Registration Form*****************

Clicking “Going” on Facebook will not register you for the event. To register, please submit the registration form below.
*Please click the “Going” button on the event page as well.

Registration Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/CM8wX80qu7e88ZhJ2

<How Registration Works>
Submit registration form→Receive confirmation email from Spectrum→Registration complete
*Please use a computer email address (instead of a cell phone email address) when registering to ensure that you receive the confirmation email.

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What is a “Kimono Stroll”?
This is an event where you can enjoy being dressed in a kimono and go out into town, even if you do not own one yourself.

If you do not own a kimono, you can rent one for the event, but please prepare the clothing and items necessary for wearing kimono listed below. If you would like to wear your own kimono for the event, please bring it and all other necessary items so that the kimono instructor can dress you before you go out into town.

Please feel free to go out and enjoy your day to the fullest in your rental kimono until the return time. Spending the day with friends and other participants in kimono is sure to be a memorable experience.

★For this event, we will be mixing kimono with western clothing to create a unique, fashionable look! Please wear a light turtleneck sweater/turtleneck shirt and leggings/form-fitting pants to wear under the kimono. We also ask your wear comfortable shoes such as sneakers or boots.

★To keep warm, we recommend that you bring something you can wear over the kimono, such as a scarf.

【Caution Regarding Kimono Sizes】
Rental kimonos are available for people of the following sizes:
– Height of 165 cm and under (if you are over 165 cm and would like to rent a kimono, please contact us)
– Clothing size of S, M, L
We ask that you bring your own kimono if you require a larger size.

<What to Wear>
– Light turtleneck sweater or turtleneck shirt (please avoid thick shirts)
– Leggings or thick tights
– Sneakers or boots
<What to Bring *Kimono will be a rental>
– ID Card (we will make a record of your information for the rental)
– Scarf, knit hat, etc. to keep warm (if needed)
– Long rectangular towel (e.g. sports towel)
<If Bringing Your Own Kimono>
– Please bring your kimono and all accessories

<Event Details>

Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 10:00-17:00 (Check-in from 9:30)
9:30~ Check-in and Getting Dressed in Order
10:00 Go out into town as people finish dressing
17:00 Return kimono
*For interested participants (not included in the participation fee; any costs will be paid individually)
11:00~ Antique Market and Kiryu Tenmangu Shrine Tour
12:00~ Lunch at Bakery Café Renga
13:30~ Stroll Around Sawtooth Roof Building Area
15:00~ Tea Time at a Café Nearby
16:30~ Return to cocotomo
Meeting Place/Dressing Area: cocotomo
Tobu Kiryu Building 1F
Honcho 5-51, Kiryu-shi, Gunma 376-0031
*The meeting room in the back will be the dressing room.
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/MkhuasJVmVz
Participation Fee: 3,500 yen (Kimono Rental + Dressing)
*2,000 yen if you are bringing your own kimono (Dressing)
Max Capacity: 20 people (women only)

<Transportation and Directions>
– By Train: 10 min walk from Kiryu Station north exit
– By Car: There is a paid parking lot behind cocotomo. We will provide parking vouchers for people parked at “Kiryu Chuo Parking”.
Honcho 5-65, Kiryu-shi, Gunma 376-0031
MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/DHYweTCFDc72
*We ask that you pay your own parking fee if you park somewhere besides Kiryu Cho Parking.

 

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