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Kanagawa - The World of Kimono - Kimono Fitting

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The World of Kimono - Kimono Fitting

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(146 reviews)
Kanagawa, Kanagawa, Japan
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

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! You will see; ☑️ Different types of Kimono, Obi sashes, and accessories ☑️ A Kimono fitting by a professional Kimono dresser ☑️ A traditional Japanese room with a Buddhist altar


Meet Eriko Shiratori

Eriko Shiratori

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 honoured to wear the kimonos that were passed down through generations. She is looking forward to exploring Japan and sharing a smile with you!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kanagawa with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kanagawa. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

DIANE P.

27 August 2021

Awesome

Andrew B.

22 August 2021

Learnt lots, very interesting and beautiful Kimonos

Amelia E.

22 August 2021

Eriko has such a gentle and calming presence. She's highly knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. Her enthusiasm for the topic shines through and makes for a wonderful experience!

Maria M.

22 August 2021

Very interesting tour. Thank you. Arigato

Sue (UK) H.

22 August 2021

Thank you for sharing your knowledge about kimonos - it was very interesting.


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