TOPA Photo Studio with a Focus on Japan’s Most Elegant Garment

A Photo Studio with a Focus on Japan’s Most Elegant Garment

By Alec Jordan

No piece of clothing evokes Japanese culture like the kimono does.

From the elegant lines and simple colors of the men’s version to the bright colors and dazzling patterns of the pieces that women wear, this time-honored traditional outfit is a symbol of style, craftsmanship, and beauty. However, putting one on and looking good in it is no easy task.

In fact, putting on a kimono is not meant to be something that one can do alone, and it can take more than an hour, even with assistance. For Westerners, it can be even more difficult to get dressed in a kimono: sometimes even finding a piece in the correct size can be a true challenge. It might be easy to pick something up at a souvenir shop, but these pieces are cheaply made, and may not last.

One location that offers reasonable rates, friendly service in English, and a wide range of kimono choices for foreigners and Japanese alike is Kimono Wa Studio. They specialize in helping their customers look their best, with clients range from individuals who are looking for a unique keepsake to share with their friends back home to families who want to celebrate a special occasion. Along with the choice of kimono, guests can choose from several different photo plans. There’s even an option for customers to wear their kimono out of the studio and head out for the evening.

Kimono Wa Studio’s staff speak excellent English, and with almost 30 years of experience in the photo studio business, you can be sure that they’ll help you put your best face forward.

Hours: 10:00–18:00

Tel: 070-6455-9831

Email: [email protected]


Address: Tokyo, Shinagawa-ku, Kamiosaki 2-24-13, Meguro Nishiguchi Mansion I, #804

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