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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!
All year round.
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
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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
・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 Name||Experience “Nihongami” (traditional Japanese hairstyle) and Chonmage (topknot) with an authentic “Kamiyuishi” (Nihongami hairdresser) from Kyoto!|
|Activity Location||NIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA (please consult if you want to meet somewhere outside of the beauty parlor)|
|Operator Name||NIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA|
|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|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Start Time||Please inquire.|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||50people|
|Reservation Deadline||2 days before by 18:00|
|About suspension of the activity||We will contact you directly by your personal phone or email address.|
|Important notes regarding participation||We 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.
|What is included in the price||For details, please confirm by phone.|
|What is not included in the price||For details, please confirm by phone.|
|Method of Payment||【In advance】Pay by credit card.|
【On the day】Pay in cash.
|Cancellation Policy||2 days before: 30％|
The day before: 50％
On the day: 100％
No show: 100％
|Meeting Spot||NIHONGAMI beauty parlor SAWADA 1F KK81 BLDG. 1-6-23 Kawaramachi, Wakabayashi-ku Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0816|
|Meeting Time||Please confirm by consultation.|
|Access||3-minute walk from Kawaramachi Subway Station, South Exit.|
Free parking available.
|Facility Information||Restroom, dressing room.|
|About Guides and Tours||Explanation by staff.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English／Other|
We are also able to provide interpreters to accommodate other languages upon request.
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