Oct 7-10,2015 Kimono Salone in Nihonbashi

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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

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

Night Event

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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”
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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

Valued 100 Meisen Kimono special exhibition, “KIMONO MODERNISM”

meisen-kimono-special exhibition

“KIMON MODERNISM” special exhibition will be held in Roppongi, Tokyo.

Place: Senoku Hakuko Kan Museum
Address: 1-5‐1 Roppongi, Minato-ward, Tokyo
Period: September 26 (Sat)-December 6(Sun), 2015.
Open:10:00~17:00 *Enter by 16:30.
Closed on Monday.
Admission fee:Adult 800 JPY, Student 500 JPY.
Kimono Discount:Visit wearing a kimono and get 100 JPY discount!
Meisen Kimono
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Meisen is a kimono cloth with a plain weave which is dyed before weaving. It was made in the Showa era from the Taisho era, and was born in the aesthetics transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. It features its bright design and use of color.

It was very popular and become a byword for fashionable kimono.
In these days, it is getting hard to find Meisen kimono even at second hand shops, so it is really worth to visit if you are kimono fan!
If you would like to visit there wearing a nice kimono to get “kimono discount” and enjoy dressing up, feel free to contact us for kimono rental arrangement and dressing service from here🙂

Japan’s No.1 Festival!! Asakusa Sanja Matsuri (Festival)!


Hello!! Summer 2014 is just around the corner!!

I took my son to Asakusa sanja matsuri last weekend in Asakusa, Tokyo. Do you know the hottest festival?



Carrying  an “Omikoshi” (almost 100 portable shrines were around there!!)  with team members is the biggest event and this photo below is a kid’s size shrine.


asakusa sanja matsuri


asakusa sanja matsuri

My boy loves dancing 🙂


asakusa sanja matsuri



Surprisingly, he could join the event!! Basically people who lives there can join, but my friend’s step mother invited him and lend him a happi (a traditional costume for festival). A red ribbon is the sign on the shoulder to get some snacks XD!






asakusa sanja matsuri


many of little kids played Japanese drums.  They were all good players really!!


asakusa sanja matsuri


This one was carried by all adults, and seemed so heavey!





Oh! Don’t forget to eat street foods! This is one of pleasures at a festival.









I got a baked fish (Ayu in Japanese, a sweetfish)! yum yum…


asakusa sanja matsuri


I happened to find a lady in beautiful kimono 🙂



asakusa sanja matsuri


“SHISHIMAI”. (lion dance)


asakusa sanja matsuri



Here is Sensoji. Tons of people come to pray.


Sensoji Temple


Here is inside of the temple.



I had really good day and for my son as well! We both love OMATSURI!! I really recommend you to visit this festival if you really feel Japanese traditional event and hottest people!!






Check out our Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Report on May 17!




We had Japanese tea ceremony workshop last Saturday!


We have started this workshop to learn how to do “Omotenashi” with omaccha(green tea) for one’s friends at home. Experiencing traditional style of tea ceremony gives us relaxed atmosphere memtally as well.


Sensei(teacher) asked a beginner to do flower arrangement suddenly (it doesn’t happen usually but our class is so casual!!) but she actually did well XD! Next you?!




Those are not sold at any flower shop because they are just grasses and wildflowers in her garden. The duration of blooming is not long like usual flowers, so the teacher prepared in the morning of the workshop day, and this is one of OMOTENASHI styles by her to welcome the guests.  Every time we find her omotenashi spirits, we are all  surprised! How about you?


Let’s go on! This is a sweet(called “OMOGASHI” in Japanese)  before drinking omaccha(green tea). It’s madden by a teacher, and she made them thinking of the season, May using green color. Looks beautiful, isn’t it? It tasted so good. Not too sweet and good for omaccha!




This is the demonstration how to use “FUKUSA”(a type of Japanese textile used for purifying equipment during a Japanese tea ceremony). The movement is just simple and beautiful.  We believe that you will get moved if you see the performance in front of you!




This is called “CHIMAKI” which is a Chinese Style Glutinous Rice wrapped in bamboo. The teacher prepared for us because May has a children’s day. Traditionally, some areas of Japan eat chimaki on the day. As you see so far, tea ceremony is prepared squeezing the most fun one can out of the season.




Rice cake inside like this.








Those a set of tea ceremony performance as a host.





Intermediate level student tries to do a performance.







Next workshop will be in October! If you are interested in watching and even trying to have a green tea, why don’t you come and join us? 🙂


Tea Ceremony Workshop Detail (currently in Japanese only)






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!!  




London Bus Crusing Yukata Dress up Party!



Hello everyone!


For this year’s dress up party, we will charter a London bus and trip around Tokyo!
Main event will be photo shooting to create a petit work by all attendants:)

The party will be on September 4 (Wed) and 14 (Sat) at 19:00 in Tokyo!!


Don’t miss our party:D

We are looking forward to meeting you all!






April 6(Sat) 2013 Ohanami&Lunch party will be held!!


We are going to host an Ohanami(Cherry Blossom Viewing) lunch party on April 6(Sat)!

The party is a great opportunity to communicate with you all because
MIKOTO staffs are going to participate too.

The party is casual style. Let’s enjoy delightful cherry trees at the party purely!

After lunch party, we are planning to have an photo shooting time at a garden.
If the cherry‐blossom front is right time, we could see
a lot of fully bloomed cherry blossoms in the restaurant!

We are looking forward to having a wonderful time with you.


Date & Time: Saturday, April 6 13:45 – 16:30(planning)

Dress code: Kimono/Casual dress
Place: Tokyo, Sirokane Happo-en 1F Thrush Café
(Casual French course *not including alcohol)
Meeting time:13:30
Meeting place:Happoen entrance Map
Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line,Toei Mita Line Sirokanedai Station (Exit 2 ; 1 minutes walk)
Seats: 6 persons
Price: 5,000 yen
(You need to pay in advance. Payment accepted by bank transfer or PayPal (PayPal is available to pay by credit card).
The deadline for entry: Sunday, March 24
* If you would like to dress in a kimono, feel free to contact us in advance.
* No hair make-up service available.
* Not including alcohol at the lunch.
Please use entry form.
The seats are limited. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

Hope to meet you at the party:)