Amazed to discover that Kimono-clad ladies and Yukata-clad gentlemen are a common site in some places in Japan still. I felt like a spinning top when I cross paths with people wearing them.
Somewhere in the Gion area, I come across this upscale gentleman’s specialty store, located in the 2nd floor. Everything you need your a proper bespoke Yukata and gentleman’s kimono, at its finest are available here. I discovered this store through it’s instagram account.
Address : 589, Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074 Telephone Number : +81 75-551-3610 http://kimonoman.jp/en/
The next feature is how the a gentleman’s obi is setup. I would like to thank the proprietors of this store for allowing me to capture this to be featured in my blog.
So, I will know how to put on mine. : D
And now, for the Sukajan! For the #bagets. Most of the expensive jackets, US$300 – US$500 approximate price made from satin have these elaborate embrodered patches and stitching. Really awesome! I gotta have a couple of these some day. Not sure how and where I’d wear them, though. Available in Kyoto and Osaka. And everywhere else, probably.
Hello, calling middle age crisis!!
I blog because these memories are for me to read in the future. As I pickup moments that will no longer come back.
Happy to have been prompted time and again by a dear friend to get my a** out of my chair, go out there and take photos.