Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Sensho Kitamura"(染匠きたむら)ー Kimono Rental Shop (Kyoto) ③

        Now, it's final stage. Let's have her hair done up. We're waiting in big expectation.....

These are kind of long hairpin,called "Kanzashi" in Japan.
 (Use or not is up to you. If you want to use,tell the shopstaff.)

 You can also use a hairpiece if you need.It's helpful to make you gorgeous.

It seems they're finally finished dress-up.

In winter,if you're cold,you can wear a shawl,too.

Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world!

Oh,look at these girls. They're gonna dressed-up,too.

She chose red Kimono with sakura design.It's beautiful.

She chose pink Kimono with a floral design.
To be continued.....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Sensho Kitamura"(染匠きたむら)ー Kimono Rental Shop (Kyoto) ②

Her Obi (red belt in Kimono) should be tied tightly,using "Obidome"( pink ribbon ).

Backstile is important,too.Actually,there are various kinds of Obi knot. For example, flower-shaped,or fan-shaped,ribbon shaped,etc.We japanese enjoy the varieties of Obi knot.
This Obi knot (in photo) is called "Taiko Obi". It's square shape.
"Kitsuke"(dress up) is almost finished..... 

Finally Kitsuke (dress up) is finished...Now she is released. The rest is her hair-dressed.

"How about my Kimono?" It really suits you!

To be continued.....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Sensho Kitamura"(染匠きたむら)ー Kimono Rental Shop (Kyoto) ①

Look at that beautiful two young ladies! This is Kyoto (Higashiyama).They're from Hong Kong .(Ryu 劉 and her friend). They're enjoying sightseeing in Kyoto.
Let's dress up with beautiful Kimono and take a walk in Kyoto, shall we?
Who cast a spell on them?  I'd like to reveal the trick with you.  Let's go!

Look, is this the shop which holds the key to clear up a mystery? Come on, let's explore!

Check it out! She's gonna turn into princess!
The girl is just in the middle of getting dressed of Kimono. The lady  (right side) is helping her dressing Kimono.She is the manager of this shop,and professional master of dressing Kimono.Her name is Mrs.Kato.She is tieing Japanese Obi(belt).  Obi is very long, and the design is very beautiful.

Want to look more? To be continued .....Don't miss it!☆