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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

why 41 ?

Hi everyone ! do you know why kimono Rental 41 exists ?
First the owner Yoriko decided to open her property hair dresser and esthetic shop 41 in 2004. The number 41 has the particularity to symbolize the fortune, prosperity and glory for the japanese god. Also 4 +1=5 and in Kyoto the number 5 represents the middle place and one of the power spot of the city.
in 2011,  Hiroko ( yoriko's sister )who is professional about kimono decided to create her property kimono rental shop inside of 41.

That's the reason why Kimono Rental 41 can offer a really good service for the costumers. Also the shop has a collection of antiquity bags, accessories and kimono's items so you can feel the atmosphere of old japan !

Monday, February 10, 2014

Hi everyone !
Are you planning to visit kyoto this year ? Spring is coming soon so if you will be in the ancient capital of Japan of a couple of weeks, you should walk around the city with the traditional kimono ! Kimono Rental 41 suggests many attractive prices to rent a kimono for men, women and couple.

Men's plan : 4725¥ (including kimono, obi, bag, kimono shoes, kimono coat etc...)
Women's plan : you can choose between the simplest A plan or the gorgeous B plan !
                - A plan : 2940¥ ( including kimono, obi, bag, kimono's shoes )
you can also change your hair style (1050¥ / person extra charges )

               - B plan : 5250¥ ( including kimono, obi ,bag, kimono's shoes, and special obi ' accessories ! )
 you can also change your hair style ( 525¥/ person extra charges )

We have a collection of hand made hair accessories, you can choose one and rent it for just 315¥/ person ! so don't hesitate :)

Couple's plan : 8940 ¥ ( including men's plan contents and women 's B plan contents ) 
 you can also change your hair style ( 525¥/person extra charges )

The shop suggests many kinds of original and unique obi and bags which have been designed by the shop.

Men's plan :
 Women's A plan :
Couple's plan :
 Women's B plan :

Thank you and hope see you soon in Kyoto kimono rental 41 !

Monday, February 3, 2014

Setsubun In Japan

Hello everyone !

did you hear about the Setsubun ceremony ? This traditional bean throwing festival held on 2th and 3th of February, one day before the beginning of spring in Japan. For many centuries japanese people have been performing rituals in order to purify and chase away the evil spirits for the new spring.

Nowadays the most commonly performed ritual is the throwing of roasted beans in one's house, temples and shrines across the city. You have to shout " Fuku wa uchi ! oni wa soto ! " ( happiness in, devil out ! ) Also japanese people believe that eating theses beans brings assurance of good fortune in the coming year.

Other celebration of Setsubun is eating nori maki, a special sushi roll. When you are eating the nori maki, you may face a "lucky direction" (in geomantic form) and try to eat the entire sushi roll without saying a word. Those who are able to accomplish this feat (the roll is about 20 cm long) are promised luck with their business, longevity, and freedom from illness.
 It's also an opportunity for Japanese people to get dress up with kimono and visit some shrines in order to enjoy this festival.