Kyoto is probably the only city that wears a kimono and does not violate the street.
It is natural to say that the old town and the old pavilion of the town house do not say that it is not a big fuss to take the subway, go shopping, or squeeze the bus. Of course, whoever makes Kyoto's streets full of kimonos, middle-aged ladies, or Obasan is almost a common sight in Kyoto.
Only Kyoto, this elegant and elegant city, wherever it goes, is always suitable for kimonos.
What is the kimono in our eyes?
Little question about kimono
The kimono in our impressions has two major elements: a very strange scorpion with a large bag on the back. In the grandmother's generation, there was still a speculation about the kimono. "The people said that the casket behind the kimono hides the ashes of the ancestors."
But if I am also curious, what is in this big bag?
Why does a belt develop such a luxurious style, and then there are famous crafts such as Nishijin Weaving and Friends Zen Dyeing?
What is the kimono, that is, "thinking"?
To the complex, the kimono can be divided into bathrobes, small sleeves, small lines, no color, access, sleeves, sleeves, sea tea, flowers, clothes, and feathers, and adult and formal occasions. For occasions, weddings, regular tea parties, and grand occasions are all about it.
Anyway, I don't want to be a kimono teacher. Even if I know these nouns, I don't know how to pronounce them. In fact, for a girl who wants to take a few beautiful photos in Kyoto, just make sure that the bathrobes, small lines, and vibrating sleeves are clear.
Yukata, small lines, sleeves
Yukata (ゆかた): The most basic form of kimono, mainly worn in the summer or as a pajamas, easy to wear and comfortable, and relatively cheap.
Small pattern (こもん): The most common form of kimono, suitable for everyday life or shopping out more casual occasions, the pattern is mostly anti-copy dyed small patterns.
Zhen Sleeve (ふりそで): 絵 花 正 正 正 和 , , , , , , , , , , 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和 和
Today, more than 95% of the streets in Kyoto are transformed from tourists' kimonos. But kimono and kimono are really different. Really good kimono, all of a sudden the eyeball is sucked.
Even though the kimono has a variety of appearances, it is not easy to dress like a Kyoto woman to let the elegant and natural revealing, not swaying, but beautiful, even the color of the parasol is matched.
Kimono needs a few steps
Most Kyoto women (referred to as Jing women) have several sets of their own kimonos, some are ancestral homes, buying second-hand kimonos is not a shame, Kyoto market can find a lot of new and second-hand goods. New kimono? A little better is the sky-high price. Millions of yen is not enough, and it will not be worn at all.
Jing women who wore "colorless land" to the shrine to participate in activities
As a tourist, to rent a day experience, often change often. Try different kimonos in different seasons in Kyoto. In the summer, wear a bathrobe to see the Gion Festival, and in the autumn, step on the raft to see the Nanzenji Maple Leaf, and the spring is a stroll under the cherry tree.
Where to rent a kimono?
Okamoto is the largest instant kimono rental store in Kyoto. There are several branches in Shimizu, and there is an online reservation system, which is more convenient for overseas guests. For those who ask for a slightly higher level, they will choose a flower-like posture (you must make a reservation by phone), as well as a dream house, a dye maker, Wargo, and a special squad and a maiko.
Of course, there is also an experience pavilion that focuses on the transformation of high-level kimonos, such as Cuichuan in the West Front area. His family specializes in gorgeous sleeves, as well as small lines and bathrobes. Because of the cooperation with the old kimono makers in Kyoto, the quality is also natural. Got a few grades.
What services are included in the rental kimono?
For quick rental stores such as Okamoto, the average kimono is about 5,000 to 6,000 yen per day. The store will provide everything from clothes to rafts, handbags, headwear and winter shawls. It may take 1,000 yen to make a hairstyle. Take care of yourself. If it is a high-end sleeve, then the price has to jump from 10,000 yen, depending on the style of choice, there is no upper limit.
How to match it better for Asian women?
About color matching: As far as your own experience is concerned, the bright color will be more photographed, and it is suitable for spring and summer, and the autumn and winter can be a little bit more. Many places in Kyoto are temple shrines and bamboo huts. The overall color is yellow and gray. It is not recommended to choose similar colors. The belt is recommended to be sharper and stronger than the clothes. It is difficult to grasp the degree of color difference in the same color system. It is better to hit it hard, basically it will not be ugly. Whether you can look beautiful, you can see your own eyesight and aesthetics.
About the headwear and makeup: Do not stack the one or two flowers of the same color on the top side. Try to avoid Japanese heavy makeup, rich blush and false eyelashes, remember to take off the earrings, the less conspicuous earrings are not a problem, even if it is a sleeve, it is not like bling bling.
Kimono, the original is still yellow skin, black hair, we have already taken advantage, do not pile too much color and decoration on the body, pick a suitable handbag, step on the raft, beautifully go to the lanes of Kyoto Deep down!
How to take a photo of a beautiful kimono
The kimono that looks beautiful is actually a chore, and the kimono is wrapped in a body, and a tie is tied in an instant. It turns out that the way to step on the raft and trotting does not need to be installed at all. Naturally, it can only go so far.
Wearing this clothes that are difficult to adapt, most tourists are not willing to move to the distance. Therefore, in the five articles of Shimizu and the four gardens occupied by the kimono girl, how can we live up to the hard work of wearing a day and take photos of the United States and the United States? ?
Two simple guidelines for making kimonos
1, street shots and clothes, just keep one in mind: don't look at the camera! ! The direct-view lens poses a real sensation for visitors, and the women’s power is full of casual walking, sideways and back.
2, good at using props in hand, such as paper umbrellas, spoons, plants and flowers in the shrine; in summer, if you wear a bathrobe, buy a paper fan, sitting on the porch is still half-faced.
Where should I take a photo when wearing a kimono?
If you are in the cherry blossom season or the maple season, don't squeeze the crowds of the Shuishui Temple. Otherwise, you won't be able to earn anything except the rate of returning. But if you really want to go, use the gossip tower as the background and try to have a large aperture and shallow depth of field. How to shoot uphill is good.
Even if the wind and fire of the garden, there may not be hidden small places. The temple shrine is the most accommodating with the kimono, such as Jianren Temple, spend 500 yen to buy tickets, sit for an afternoon, and catch the ancient props.
Shijie Xiaolu has a very high appearance rate in Kyoto scenery. Although the accident is in the middle of the city, it is always no one. If there are many people in Gaotai Temple, they will go to the Ciyun Temple along the Ningning Way. Next, there is the Yasaka Shrine, which is very charming.
If you really have love for the temple and you are not afraid of trouble, then you must go to the Renhe Temple in the north. The gate is very imposing, the territory is open, and the courtyard is elegant. The key is that no one!
Is there a comfortable way to get away from the shackles without having to wear a kimono to squeeze a tram? Of course, it’s not good to go straight to the West Front and the kimono will change.
The Cuichuan Heyi Pavilion that I tried this time also operated the B&B. I went straight to the B&B and changed clothes. I went out and went straight back to the hostel to change. In fact, I secretly said that the courtyard of Guang B&B is completely enough to take pictures!
When the girls came to Kyoto, they always wanted to wear a kimono experience. But as a layman, it is not easy to wear kimonos. It has been criticized by Taiwanese writers. "The tourists wear fake kimonos and do not walk. The elegant and beautiful pace destroys the beauty of the whole picture."
It’s hard to change into a whole body, and finally it’s worthy of being “destroying the beauty of Kyoto”. Next time, let us wear the kimono and go to the street as elegantly as the Beijing girl.Tips
Cuichuan Homestay + Kimono Experience Hall
Founded by Kato Chihiro, a female photographer born and raised in Kyoto, she also runs a homestay, a kimono experience hall and a wedding photography studio. At the time of check-in, you can directly make a kimono and a beautiful photo shoot.
Some of the kimono photos in the article were taken by Chinese professional photographer Mr. Lucas.
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