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Ise-momen Kimono, Just like an everyday dress!

Original Sept.7 2015:

Article provided by Omomuki Tsushin(趣通信)
Omomuki Tsushin is a media with the concept of “Touch” and “to widen the circle of Japanese-style”. Introducing information about kimonos, Japanese tea, food, goods and various attractions in Japan. You will find lots of opportunities to “touch” the Japanese-style ( WA 和) at Omomuki Tsushin.

When you take up kimono, you will want your own one that fits you perfectly. However, at the same time you shrink back thinking, “It looks pretty expensive to order a kimono…”

Also, it may seem wasteful that the formal kimono, which you seldom wear, is just kept as a treasure.

We will introduce “Ise-momen” to those who have the above problems. “Ise-momen” is kimono which is designed perfectly for everyday wear and can be ordered at a reasonable price.



Ise-momen is a cotton kimono that is produced in Ise region of Mie prefecture. It has attracted people’s attention for being on the cover of the kimono magazine ”Nanao”. Above all, the reason for its popularity lies in its cute design.

“It has a good casual atmosphere like a dress”. Kimonos like are comfortable and can be worn like ordinary clothes.”…There are lots of cute designs that kimono beginners can stretch their hands without hesitation.

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Washable at home and cost free maintenance
A silk kimono cannot be washed at home so you always have to ask experts for maintenance like cleaning etc. However, Ise-momen is made of cotton, which puts those at ease who do not want to take time and spend money for its maintenance.

Wrinkle-resistant and easy to maintain
When you wash Ise-momen, all you need to do is to fold it, put it in a washing net and wash it by hand, or wash it in a washing machine on gentle cycle. If you press it gently, it won’t wrinkle even without ironing.

Enjoy kimono in rain or snow, regardless of the weather
Silk kimono cannot be worn without waterproof items in bad weather such as rain, snow or typhoon. However if it is a cotton kimono, you can wash it by yourself so you can enjoy going out wearing kimono regardless of the weather. It is also great that Ise-momen can be worn in most seasons except during the middle of summer. With one kimono fitted to you, you can enjoy wearing it for more than half the year.

Happy reasonable price – kimono made to order at 40,000 yen level
Even ordinary clothes may have the image of luxury items if it is made to order, so you might suppose that “kimono made to order” costs hundreds of thousands yen. Actually, there is kimono that can be made to order at a reasonable price.

Summing up the price of Tanmono(roll of kimono textile as picture below), cloth used for making kimono, and the charge for tailoring, Ise-momen costs around only 40,000 yen. This price is pretty reasonable considering the cost of ordinary clothes made to order.

Therefore, we wish to recommend Ise-momen to those who think “I am a kimono beginner…”or “As kimono is completely my hobby, I cannot afford such luxury.”

Photo: Rolls of Tanmono



When you choose tanmono, you can look for it on some Internet mail order web sites but the best way is to see if it really suits you is in person.

Also at the same time, it is recommended to try not only putting tanmono on your body, but also wrapping it around your body as if you were wearing a real kimono (“Chakuso”) – this helps you to image the completed item.”

It is such a rare opportunity to order kimono that it is better to try Chakuso and check the finished image and the impression of the total coordination. Especially in the case of Tanmono with a block check pattern, the color of the collar totally changes the impression.
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Ise-momen is recommended for those who wish to enjoy kimono like everyday clothes, to order your own kimono, and to have your kimono fit you perfectly. If you do that, you probably want to choose your own bolt pattern from a large variety.

Marikoji-style Nihonbashi class was holding the “Ise-momen Exhibition”, where you can choose from more than 30 bolts. If you order your cute Ise-momen now, you can enjoy it for a long time from now until spring. Why don’t you start searching special one?

*This article was as of September, so the event has ended.

Written by Marikoji-style Web Facebook
Marikoji-style is a kimono wearing class that was started in Kyoto. The fame of its unique and simple kimono dressing method that makes you “see the light” and a beautiful person’s appearance when wearing its kimono has spread by word of mouth. Now we have three classes in Meguro and Nihonbashi, Tokyo and in Kyoto. Marikoji-style’s original kimono dressing method overturns the image of kimono, “difficult, high entry and tight” and realizes “beautiful, easy and hard to lose shape”. This method attracts people’s attention as a method that gives you a nice figure. The beginner class where you learn to put on kimono beautifully in three months is popular among women in their 20’s or 30’s who wish to wear kimono as everyday clothes or learn how to put on kimono in a short time.

Saori’s Room : Photos from Kimono Salone!


Hi there!
This is Saori, Kimono Coordinator.

I went to see Kimono Salone in Nihonbashi the other day and let me share some photos!


Did you find anything you like?
There were 100 coordinates by kimono shops’ stylists or personal kimono dressers/coordinators. Even you can apply to show your coordinating so why don’t you try next year? 🙂

Thank you for reading.
See you next post!
See Saori’s profile

Oct 7-10,2015 Kimono Salone in Nihonbashi

Photo Reference: Kimono Salone

Kimono Salone, the largest Fashion&Culture event in Japan, will be held druing Oct 7(Wed) to 10(Sat) in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. This events has been held every year since 2012. The event was jammed as a total of roughly 7,000 people visit last year.

Kimono Salone Official Site

The theme of 2015:「きもの、いきもの/きて、みて、あそぶ」
“KIMONO, IKIMONO /Kite, Mite, Asobu  – Kimono to future ”ALL  JAPAN EFFORTS” –

IKIMONO means a live thing, Kite means Visit, Mite means View, and Asobu means Enjoy. Targeting beginners who got interested in kimono or Japanese culture, and students who aspire to be an creator, various programs will be taken place such as kimono exhibitions, cultural workshops, fashion show, concert, and talk show during the events.


Kimono Marchais&Japanese culture workshops
Oct 7(Wed) – 9(Fri) 11:00-20:00
YUITO Nihonbashi Muromachi Nomura Building 5F-6F *Admission free

Kimono show and exhibition

Photo Reference: Kimono Salone

Oct 8(Thu) – 10(Sat)
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall COREDO Muromachi1 5F(4F entrance) *Need admission fee

Night Event

Photo Reference: Kimono Salone

10/8 (Thu)18:00-22:00/Classic Night
10/9 (Fri)18:00-23:00/Club Night
Advance ticket 4,000JPY(Each night)

Day Event Advance ticket 1,000JPY(Valid through Oct 9-10 2 days)

First kimono exhibition,  Sachiko Ito Collection(Stylist of TV program;Yorutamori)
Fashion show/Design contest by students/ Books sales/ Bar counter etc

10/8(Thu) – 10(Sat)
“Kimono 100 Stylism”
Photo Reference: Kimono Salone
You will see 100 of kimono coordinating by kimono coordinators, stylists etc and popularity vote will be held.
Edozakura dori underground pathway *Admission free

Advance ticket:
Nihonbashi Information Center
Convenience Stores or Online

Access Map


Need kimono dressing?Click here

“Why did you start kimono dressing?”


Hi! This is SAORI, Kimono Coordinator. I would like to talk about myself today:)

I often get a question from my customers, “Why did you start kimono dressing?”



To tell you the truth, I became a kimono dresser because I wanted to get dress kimono to people overseas! Also I would like to study overseas, then started learning my own culture.
I have been participating volunteer kimono dressing to people from various countries such as USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine, China, Congo, Thailand, France, Syria, Honduras, Australia, Vietnam, Bulgaria etc.

I have also visited Vietnam and Mexico for kimono dressing.

On the other day, an artist from overseas contacted me for dressing and here’s her photo:)

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She was really beautiful!! Kimono is Japanese traditional clothe but anyone from other countries dress exquisitely!!!I feel always happy to see their smile!


Basically, traditional kimono has more soft colors but I believe people overseas tend to suit with vivid colored kimono. If you would like to try kimono dressing, come and see me! I would be very happy to help you:)

Thank you for reading!!


Yukata Dressing Party on August 2nd this summer!!




We are happy to announce that we will have a yukata dress up party on

August 2nd this summer!!! If you would like to try yukata dressing and enjoy a party,

why don’t you come and join us XD !!


Further details coming soon!

Thank you for reading:)






Yukata Dress up Party 2013 Information!



Hello everyone!

We will have a yukata dress up party this year again!!


Party Concept is “Enjoy a fusion of Japanese & Western style Yukata Coordination” 


If you would like to try a new styling of yukata fashion with daily accessories, please come and join us!!  




Let’s leave with pleasant memories in the backstage dressing room!


Hello everyone!


We are proceeding with the preparations for the photo shooting yukata party in September.

Since the past party, the photographer took photos only at the party.

However, for this year, the photo shooing in the backstage dressing room will be held to

leave with many pleasant memories as well:)

You will have more photos of you and your friends, and other attendants!If you will be in Japan on September 4th and 14th, come and join us!!








Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono dressing show


Hello everyone!

I went to see a Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono dressing show last weekend.

Juni-hitoe(Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono)  is a ceremonial robe that was
the proper attire for court ladies and daughters of the warrior-class
families in the Heian Period and after.

The juni-hitoe were termed “color clothes” because
the aristocrats of the day matched the color of the juni-hitoe with the season.

Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

There were two dressers both front and back. (can’t see the back side from this photo though…:)
A front dresser must get on her knees to get dressed to a noble person not to breathe her.

Dressers use only two koshihimo strings to get dressed.


Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

Beautiful layers? Color coordination patterns exist more than 200!!


Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

Back side looks like this…


Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

How’s it? The weight is around 16 kg!

It is tough to be beautiful all through the ages, isn’t it?


Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono

This is the best angle to take a shot!


Hope you enjoy:D


What does the experience of wearing a kimono bring?


Wearing a Kimono (including a Summer Kimono) brings pleasure to,
not only our eyes, but to the eyes of other people as well.

The Kimono world has a similar unwritten rule.

By the way, as for Summer Kimonos, it is said that people feel a certain sex appeal
when they see the nape of a woman’s neck revealed as she wears her hair up and gathers it in a bun.


The Summer Kimono is a slightly special outfit for the Japanese.
It is common knowledge that Japanese men fall in love with
“a woman if she just wear a Summer Kimono!”


As it is also known that wearing a Kimono (or a Summer Kimono)
can bring pleasure to other people’s eyes, I think
when one wears a Kimono or a Summer Kimono,
the style is similar to a so-called ”piece of art.”


We can say that such a point of view when there is
a consideration of other people’s pleasures is not
fashion but art that is why traditional cloths.


Would like to experience a traditional summer in Japan?

We will host a yukata dress up party on Saturday,
August 11th in Ginza, Tokyo! Why don’t you come and join us?
Yukata Dress up party2012

Themed yukata party ”Belgium"