Waso (Kimono Dressing)

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HISUI TOKYO Waso- Kimono Dressing

You might see the world a little differently if you try going out wearing a kimono.
Embrace the unique Japanese art of kimono dressing and experience a new perspective.

At HiSUi Tokyo, you can not only try wearing a kimono, but also while wearing a kimono, take part in many traditional activities such as the tea ceremony and batto.

Wearing a kimono is not as complicated or difficult as it sounds. To those who always wanted to try but felt a little apprehensive, HiSUi Tokyo is here to help ease those apprehensions and help let you get the full enjoyment and experience of wearing a kimono.

HiSUi TOKYO Waso Courses


  • “Tehodoki” Entry level course (10 Sessions) Self-dress
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  • “Tehodoki” Beginner-level course (15 Sessions) Self-dress
  • “Nadeshiko” (Dianthus) Beginner-level course (22 Sessions) Self-dress
  • “Tsubaki” (Camellia) Intermediate-level course (18 Sessions) Self-dress

 

 

We offer a “Tehodoki” Entry-level course (where we introduce how to wear the “Matchi-gi” / street wear Kimono which consists of the “Komon” Kimono and “Nagoya-Obi” waistband; over the course of 10 sessions) as part of our Waso Curricula. Our Waso instructors will guide you through the order and process of wearing a Kimono, using themselves as models.


  • My teacher looked so stunningly beautiful in her Kimono, it made me think that if I studied here, I could also wear a beautiful Kimono and be like my teacher. (Female, 30s)

HiSUi TOKYO introductory Waso (Kimono Dressing) course


Why not try learning how to dress up in a Kimono?

HiSUi TOKYO has an introductory course catered to those who; have an interest in Waso, but are unsure about how to get started or what is needed to get started.

Upon completion of the introductory course, we provide guidance for those who want to continue learning about Waso. The places the three sessions covered in the introductory course can be used to replace three sessions in another course upon request.

For example: For those who have finished the introductory course (3 sessions) and who want to start the “Nadeshiko” course (normally 22 sessions) may; take a “Nadeshiko” course of (19 sessions) if they wish.

As part of our Autumn campaign, we are offering free Kimono rentals to those who do not own their own Kimonos.

However, we require students to provide their own; “Tabi” (Waso socks), Upper and Lower undergarments or “Waso slips” (traditional one-piece undergarments). We also offer Kimono liners at a fee of 500 yen per session.

Lesson Fee:
3 Sessions at a visitor price of 6,000 yen per session (discounted from 8,000 yen per session)

We look forward to seeing you all!

  • 1st Session: Learning how to tie a “Han-haba Obi” (Half – width waist band) and how to correctly fold Kimonos and other attire accessories.
    (Kimonos will be worn by the Waso staff)
  • 2nd Session: Learning how to wear; the correct undergarments, “Komon” (special, patterned Kimono) and how to tie the “Han-haba Obi” (Basic style)
  • 3rd Session: Learning how to wear; the correct undergarments, “Komon” (special, patterned Kimono) and how to tie the “Han-haba Obi” (Advanced style)

HiSUi TOKYO Waso Tehodoki Entry level course (10 sessions)


Time slot Session number Course content Komon Nagoya Obi
I 1 Accessories/Adjustment/Undershirt/Kimono/Obi
Folding manners
Komon Nagoya Obi
2 Underwear – Adjustment – Undershirt (Komon)
Ro 3 Underwear – Undershirt – Komon Komon
4 Underwear – Undershirt – Komon Komon
5 Underwear – Undershirt – Komon Komon
Ha 6 Underwear – Adjustment – Undershirt Komon Nagoya Obi
7 Underwear – Undershirt – Komon – Komon – Nagoya Obi
(Obi-Sugata used)
Komon Nagoya Obi
8 Underwear – Undershirt – Komon – Komon – Nagoya Obi
(Obi-Sugata used)
Komon Nagoya Obi
Ni 9 – 10
Continuous
Final summary and review Komon Nagoya Obi
Tea ceremony experience while wearing a Komon Kimono

Counselling lessons


“Im a little puzzled about how to wear a kimono.”
“I can put one on alright, but the lapel doesn’t stay in place and starts slipping…..”
“The form and shape of the kimono doesn’t stay in place…..”
“I can’t get the hem to line up correctly….”If any of this sounds familiar, we have a tailored Waso course to suit and help you.
All you need to bring is your Kimono. We also provide a fitting service if you also have the appropriate footwear (Zori) and plan on wearing your kimono home or to an event.

  • Tuition fee: 8,000 yen (visitor price)

Men’s Waso


We are pleased to announce the all-new men’s Waso lesson!
3 sessions covering “Kinagashi” (Daily wear) to “Seiso” (Formal wear)We cover a wide range of Men’s kimonos: from the relaxed but distinguished, “Kinagashi”, “Yukata” and “Tsumugi” ensembles; to the formal and sumptuous “Montsuki Haori” with the accompanying “Hakama”.
Why not come and see how stylish you will look, dressed in a kimono?Kimono rental price for the lesson: Free

  • Course overview (3 sessions in total)
    How to correctly adjust and wear a kimono and “Naga-juban” (long singlet style) kimono.
    The three different styles of tying the “Kaku-obi” (waist band)
    How to wear a “Hakama” (men’s divided skirt)
  • Lesson Fee:
    3 Sessions at a visitor price of 6,000 yen per session (discounted from 8,000 yen per session)