During the New Year, many Japanese women and men don kimono for their first visit to shrines in Japan. The kimono, a beautiful traditional garment, is a source of pride for Japanese, and the kimonos worn by Japanese women are well known in New York for their beauty. As a New Year special event, the kitsuke (art of wearing kimono) class will be held for free by NIHONWASOU USA. You will learn the culture and history of the kimono and obi (the belt), and also the first steps of kitsuke. In addition, as a New Year special offer, by lot at the event, 5 participants will get an opportunity to wear the real and high quality kimono, and take a photo of in kimono.
NIHONWASOU has been holding kitsuke classes since 2008 in New York, and already over 250 students learned the kitsuke technique. The course is 15 weeks program. During the course, you will have opportunities to educate yourself about the history of obi and kimono as well as Japanese culture by obi and kimono manufacturers who come for those lectures from Japan. Here is more info; http://www.kimonostyle.net/