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