The Kimono is a Japanese traditional garment that dates back over a thousand years. Up until the mid 19th century, it was the form of dress worn by everyone in Japan and is still widely worn on special occasions such as seasonal events and festivals.
On this tour, Eriko will show you different types of Kimono for different occasions and seasons and demonstrate how to put on a Kimono. Her great-grandfather was a Kimono craftsman in Tokyo. She will show you an exquisite collection of Kimonos that were passed down through generations.
The kimono is a wearable canvas for traditional Japanese art, craft, and design. It is perfect for anyone who is interested in Kimono, Japanese culture, textile, and fashion. Let's enjoy the world of Kimono together!
Our host Eriko, a Tokyo, Japan-based tour guide, will share the culture and history of kimono showing different varieties of kimono and accessories then demonstrate a kimono fitting with a Q&A session at the end.
The program will be in English.
Eriko Shiratori - Tokyo, Japan Tour Guide
Eriko has been sharing her love of Japanese culture with people around the globe since 2017. In her words, Japan is beautiful, unique, and weird all at the same time!
She's been lucky to have traveled to dozens of amazing countries and she got a chance to live overseas, in Australia and Canada, for a couple of years. Being exposed to other cultures has given her a new lens to look at her hometown and its traditions.
Her great-grandfather was a kimono craftsman in Tokyo, and today she is honored to wear the kimonos that were passed down through generations. She is looking forward to exploring Japan and sharing a smile with you!
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