Welcome to "Kyoto Kimono Rental 41" !

Welcome to "Kyoto Kimono Rental 41" !
Are you traveling in Kyoto and do you desire to experiment the traditional japanese kimono ? Kyoto Kimono Rental 41 is waiting for you ! located in Shijo-Kawaramachi near takashimaya store, we can help you to get dress up with plenty of colorful kimonos.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kyoto Gion Matsuri 2012

Hi ! Gion Matsuri is already finished. I hope everyone had a good time in Kyoto even if the weather began very hot and humid. Yesterday was one of the biggest event of the Festival called " Yama Hoko Junko " ( The Grand Procession )
From 9:00am, the first " Nagashina " starts moving over a formal ceremony confirms the order of the floats. The parade of the Yama and Hoko are carried and pulled by 12 to 50 people from Shijo Karasuma street, then turning around the corners at the intersections Kawaramachi-Shijo, Kawaramachi-Oike and Oike-Shinmachi. Hoko are really impressive and massive float, the weight turns around 10 tons and the high around 25 metres. On the second floor of the Hoko, we could discern the page boys and some musicians playing the traditional Gion Bayashi. The parade was the best opportunity to discover Japanese art and to approach the culture and the history of Kyoto.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Kyoto Gion-matsuri 2012

Hi everyone ! 
Are you ready to celebrate the fabulous Gion Matsuri in Kyoto ? The floats are already put up on the Karasuma and Shijo streets and the festive evenings will start from 14th of July. This festival is the best opportunity to dress up with yukata and to discover the main Kyoto's annual event. Would you like to experiment the most casual summer's kimono for the occasion ? Hurry up and please come to have a look in the shop Kyoto Kimono Rental 41 located in the city. We are waiting you with plenty of colorful yukata for the occasion. 
Have a safe and good trip in Kyoto !

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gion-Matsuri has started!

Have you ever seen Gion-Matsuri, one of three big festivals in Kyoto?
This festival comes from one event called "goryo-e" of which drove away an evil sprit in the 9th century.
32 "hoko" big floats will be constructed on around 10th of this month at some hoko-cho towns. After finishing construction, you can step inside some of the floats.

On 17th of this month, the highlight of Gion-Matsuri will be held. 32 hoko will move around downtown Kyoto.
Do you know the best place to see it?
That's my shop!! Kyoto Kimono Rental 41!!!!!
Please enjoy a wonderful time to see the festival before wearing yukata at my kimono shop on 17th!