Do you Kyoto?~Experiencing the Kimono Eco Cycle

What kind of impression do you have about kimonos?

Do you have a negative impression? Is it binding, tight fitting, old-fashioned, hard to move in, hard to wear, burdensome to care for, etc.?

These days, however, kimonos are gaining popularity representing the beauty of Japanese traditional culture. The kimonos’ beauty and the perfection as an ethnic costume is unparalleled.

In the age of eco awareness, the kimono has always been the epitome of nature friendly sustainability and has been quick to gain positive attention. Real silk made for kimonos are reusable and are often revived into lovely accessories and goods.

Akahime Kimono Cultural Center (AKCC) offers eco-friendly idea activities and services utilizing the most of Japanese traditional Kimono. From handmade craft workshops to kimono rentals. We also offer academic programs to learn traditional Tsumami techniques or obtain professional licensing to become a certified kimono dresser.

It is our aim to share our green ideas and culture of Japan through our products and services to the world.

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