Why I recommend wearing a kimono

by Chie

Why I recommend wearing a kimono

To tell the truth, before starting our “Wakkanai Kimono Walking Tour”, the Kimono was just a traditional clothing of Japan for me. My last memory of wearing a kimono was the coming of age ceremony – it took me a long time to put it on and it felt tight.

However, the more I wore a kimono and learned about it, the more I became familiar with it and it made me admire the Japanese culture and its wisdom. I have come to think that the kimono is not just traditional clothing but also something that effects how you feel, speak, or behave. On putting on a kimono, my posture always becomes more balanced and my movements are more elegant and gracious at the same time. What an amazing experience! I think I can call it “kimno magic”. Besides, it is not tight and uncomfortable anymore. I realized that it was necessary to have myself dressed up in a kimono by a professional.

My kimono consultant told me that the design of kimono is completed when the kimono is put on a person. That means that the kimono style is reflected by both one’s appearance and inner beauty.

I would like to share these experiences, and pass on the charm of kimono to people all over the world.

Why not experience the kimono magic in Wakkanai?


14 Sep 2015

Welcome to Wakkani, Hokkaido! My name is Chie Moue. I am an English licensed Guide-Interpreter and also a forest instructor. If you love nature and would like to know more about the forests in Hokkaido, I am one of the most informative and experienced nature guide.
Now I live in Wakkanai, the northernmost place of Japan.The city is blessed with defined seasons, unique nature, fresh seafood, dairy products and Soya Black Angus. Since it is a border city to Sakhalin, Russia, it also has a nostalgic atmosphere and interesting history.
If you are planning to visit Rishiri or Rebun islands, it would be a chance to experience both interesting Japanese culture and nature at the same time! You can’t miss this opportunity!
I would love to help you discover something special in Wakkanai and Hokkaido and help you make unforgettable memories in Japan.
If you have any questions about Hokkaido, please feel free to ask me. I would be happy to help you create an interesting itinerary.


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