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Private Kimono Dressing Lesson

June 20, 2021 - June 22, 2021

Tsuyo Onodera, a master kimono maker, has been in the industry for more than sixty years. She has trained hundreds of students to become licensed kimono makers through five-year apprenticeships at her school in Sendai, Japan. Tsuyo and her daughter, Maki Aizawa have led multiple workshops teaching participants how to sew yukata, a kind of casual summer kimono, including at the Workshop Residence in San Francisco, located at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Tsuyo and Maki are passionate about keeping the art of wearing Kimono alive through the teaching of this art.
Kimono is often worn in Japan for important public holidays,  festivals, and formal occasions such as weddings and funerals. Tsuyo has specialized in formal kimono dressing for the last fifty years. Tsuyo and Maki will lead a kimono dressing lesson via Zoom privately.

Class Description:

  • Yukata dressing lesson $75 for 45 minutes
  • Kimono Dressing Lesson(from beginning to end) $125 for 90 minutes
  • Obi Tying (Only)$95 for 60 minutes
Lessons via Zoom:

You will receive a zoom invitation before the lesson. Find a place that you can be standing with plenty of room to move your hands freely to dress yourself for the lesson.

What to prepare:

  • Yukata (Cotton Yukata, Koshihimo and Obi)
  • Kimono Dressing Lesson (Kimono, Shitagi, Juban, Koshihimo 3-4, Obi, Obi-makura, Obijime, Obiage in addition to a towel and clip for collars)
  • Obi (Obi, Obi-makura, Obijime and Obiage)
Please email [email protected] to sign up!


June 20, 2021
June 22, 2021
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