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Experience “Nihongami” (traditional Japanese hairstyle) and Chonmage (topknot) with an authentic “Kamiyuishi” (Nihongami hairdresser) from Kyoto!

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at NIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA. Meet and have your hair styled then be dressed by a full-fledged hair stylist trained in Kyoto’s Gion district!

 Operation Period

All year round.

 Time Required

The time depends on the type of experience: // Nihongami with own hair:1 hour // Han-Katsura (half wig) Nihongami:15 min // Chonmage (topknot): 5 min // Onnagata (male actor in woman’s role) dress for man: 1 hour // Kimono dressing: 20-30 min

 Number of Participants

1〜50people

Price

15,000 JPY– (tax included)

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・Traditional Japanese hairstyling “Nihongami” and “Chonmage” with dress-up
・Traditional Japanese style wedding attire rental/dressing for men and women
・Kimono dressing and kimono rental
・Photo service
・Demonstration of Nihongami and Chonmage (please inquiry for details)

Along with the Nihongami (traditional Japanese hair) or Chonmage (topknot wig) experience, you can dress up with various Japanese era clothes, such as Oiran (highly educated cultured woman), Kuge (court noble), Otsubone (court lady), Hime (princess), and Okami (proprietress). We also do wedding preparation. Add make-up to become a modern-day Geisha or Maiko (apprentice geisha). Choose between “Nihongami” service using your actual hair (preparation time 1 hour), or “Han-Katsura” (half wig) if you have short hair or limited time (preparation time 15 minutes).

For groups with a large number of people, we also offer demonstrations how traditional Nihongami and Han-Katsura is performed along with how to wear period clothing. During the demonstration, several people can experience the costumes of the era, including hair dressing.

In the case of men, there is also a merchant’s Chonmage (topknot) (preparation time 5 minutes) and Onnagata version to dress in a feminine geisha-like style (preparation time 1 hour). Enjoy taking historical pictures during this cultural activity for an anniversary or special occasion. Our salon is completely private and you will have our full attention.

This beauty salon is operated by a professional hairdresser who has studied for many years in Kyoto under a master teacher. We also have experience working in movies, morning TV dramas, Takarazuka (an all-female musical theater troupe), and historical drama productions, so we are able to accommodate detailed and specific requests. Please contact us for a consultation and to make your reservation. Kimono dressing and rental are available upon request. Our professional hairstylist is the only person in Japan that is able to flawlessly bind real hair with a half wig.


Experience Program NameExperience “Nihongami” (traditional Japanese hairstyle) and Chonmage (topknot) with an authentic “Kamiyuishi” (Nihongami hairdresser) from Kyoto!
Activity LocationNIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA (please consult if you want to meet somewhere outside of the beauty parlor)
Operator NameNIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA
Telephone Number022-796-6551
URLhttp://nihongamikamiyui.jp
Time RequiredThe time depends on the type of experience: // Nihongami with own hair:1 hour // Han-Katsura (half wig) Nihongami:15 min // Chonmage (topknot): 5 min // Onnagata (male actor in woman’s role) dress for man: 1 hour // Kimono dressing: 20-30 min
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimePlease inquire.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants50people
Reservation Deadline2 days before by 18:00
About suspension of the activityWe will contact you directly by your personal phone or email address.
Important notes regarding participationWe offer rental kimono suitable for guests up to 190cm. (We do not offer rental kimono for guests over 190cm)
If you have tough hair, thick/very long hair, or thin hair, please consult with us.
Price
Han-Katsura (half wig) Nihongami: 15,000 yen15,000 JPY (Tax included)
Chonmage (topknot): 15,000 yen15,000 JPY (Tax included)
Nihongami with own hair: 18,000 yen18,000 JPY (Tax included)
Onnagata (female hair/dress for man): 18,000 yen18,000 JPY (Tax included)
Demonstration fee: 2 model participants: 27,000 yen, 3 model participants: 36,000 yen15,000 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceFor details, please confirm by phone.
What is not included in the priceFor details, please confirm by phone.
Method of Payment【In advance】Pay by credit card.
【On the day】Pay in cash.
Cancellation Policy2 days before: 30%
The day before: 50%
On the day: 100%
No show: 100%
Meeting SpotNIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA 1F KK81 BLDG. 1-6-23 Kawaramachi, Wakabayashi-ku Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0816
Meeting TimePlease confirm by consultation.
Access3-minute walk from Kawaramachi Subway Station, South Exit.
http://nihongamikamiyui.jp/access.html
ParkingYes
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestroom, dressing room.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursExplanation by staff.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Other
We are also able to provide interpreters to accommodate other languages upon request.