At Mine Kimono Store, a local business located adjacent to Doho Park, the skilled staff dresses you in beautiful kimono or yukata and take professional photos of you in a variety of poses in a well equipped studio area. To women, they offer a fan or umbrella, geta sandals, and a hair ornament as accessories before snapping the photos. The men can wield a katana sword! I went with friends and took individual photos, as well as shots of us together. I enjoyed the experience so much, I returned with my husband! I always leave with a beautiful souvenir of the experience in customary Japanese dress.
If you have never had the opportunity to dress in kimono/yukata, I highly recommend it! Mine Kimono Shop displays all its beautiful merchandise artfully. The customer service is top notch and they offer a variety of exquisite new kimono and obi.
Here are the details:
Mine Kimono Shop (a few doors down from Morgen Bakery, adjacent to Doho Park)
Open Friday-Tuesday from 10:00am-7:00pm
Wear a kimono with 2 photos: 2100 yen
Recently, this shop has expanded its options to offer a CD with all of your photos, a professional album, and hair and make-up for an additional cost.
This special offer is available only to foreign residents of Tsukuba! What an incredible opportunity at this price!
Please call ahead and make an appointment and Mine Kimono Shop will be happy to accommodate you!
Why don't you grab your friends for a group photo, that special someone, go with visiting guests, or just go on your own for a unique experience in traditional Japanese dress? They even have children's kimono for the ShichiGoSan celebration years so you can pose with your entire family!
Let's support this local business that is reaching out to the international community!
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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