Learn How to Wear and Style a Kimono This Weekend
The New Japanese Canadian Association hosts its first Kimono Fair & Show this Sunday.
It’s been centuries since the kimono was first adopted into Japanese culture, but the wildly colourful garments continue to earn a spot in closets across the globe today. In honour of Asian Heritage month, the New Japanese Canadian Association is paying tribute to Japan’s ultimate fashion symbol this Sunday with its first Kimono Fair & Show.
Start the morning off by signing up for a professional kimono dressing and make-up session starting at 10 a.m. that day, and learn how to properly assemble kimono ensembles. Bring your own kimono from home or try on one of the many garment options available at the event.
In the afternoon, shoppers can learn about the different styles of the traditional garment at a Kimono Show, which will feature styles ranging from summer to funeral and wedding specific kimonos. Stop by Calgary-based Nanao Kimono’s accessory sale to pick up a new bag, obi sash or hair accessory.
While there will be some kimono options for children, they can also take in traditional Japanese plays and games at the event while parents shop. Traditional Japanese treats like Puccho, Fujiya Milky, wagashi and green tea will also be available for purchase throughout the day.
The Kimono Fair & Show is May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre, 2236 29 St. S.W. Tickets are $7 per person (or $5 for members) and $10 for families. calgaryjca.com