Discover Akita with Kimono Rental Service

Apr 20th Kimono & Cofee at Matsukura

Collaboration with GiornoCoffee (@gironocofee) starts from April! We’ll bring you different events every month. For the first installment in April, enjoy it at only 2 stores for 1 DAY.

About GiornoCoffee

Operating as a pop-up coffee stand within Akita city 🙌
■Coffee that’s not too bitter!
■Serving delightful coffee for your everyday enjoyment.

The shop owner will also be welcoming everyone in a kimono on the event!

Rediscover the kimono in your closet! Join us for coffee in a cozy traditional Japanese setting.

Event Highlights

  • Free coffee tasting
  • Sale of coffee drip bags
  • Selection of Japanese sweets to complement the coffee
  • Kimono dressing lessons
  • Kimono rental services

Date and Time

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission Fee

Entrance to both the Matsukura Residence and the event venue is free of charge.


Matsukura Residence, Lower Tatami Room & Japanese-style Room

【Address】 2 Chome-7-29 Kyokunan, Akita, Google Map🔗

Kimono Dressing Service

Duration: 20 to 30 mins

This is the fee for dressing only. You can rent a casual kimono as an option. Bringing your own kimono is also welcome!

The fee is the same for any of the following obi types: hanhaba obi, Nagoya obi, fukuro obi, kaku obi, and heko obi. Furisode, hakama, and tomesode are not eligible.

Please refer to the lesson items for what to bring.

Kimono Dressing Lessons

How to Attach a Han-eri (Half-collar)

Duration: 30 mins

Items to Bring

  • Han-eri(Half-collar)
  • Nagajuban
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Men’s Dressing Lesson

Duration: 30 mins

Learn how to dress in traditional Japanese attire for men, including putting on the nagajuban, the kimono, and tying the obi (belt).

Items to Bring

  • Kimono
  • Nagajuban with attached han-eri
  • Kaku-obi
  • 2 waist cords

Women’s Dressing Lesson

Duration: 60 mins

Nagajuban, kimono dressing / tying a half-width obi bow, tying a single-layer Nagoya obi drum knot, tying a double-layer Fukuro obi drum knot

Items to Bring

  • Kimono
  • Nagajuban with attached han-eri
  • Hanhaba obi / Nagoya obi / Fukuro obi
  • For Nagoya obi / Fukuro obi:
    Obi-makura, Obi-jime, Obi-age
  • Eri-shin (Collar stiffener)
  • 3-4 towels
  • 1-2 Datejime
  • 3-5 waist cords
    ※Waist -belt, Corin-belt are also acceptable
  • Obi-ita

Kimono Rental Services

Those receiving dressing services or lessons can rent casual kimono.

Rental Includes

  • Casual Kimono (Polyester/Cotton)
  • Nagajuban
  • Obi-belt
  • Dressing Accessories

Note for Women: Please bring 2 hand towels (approx. 30cm x 80cm each).

Additional Options

Footwear, Bag, and Tabi socks are not included with the rental kimono for the lesson.

If you plan to go out after the lesson, please select the additional options.

Of course, you can also go out wearing your own shoes or boots.

  • Footwear – 500 yen
  • Mini Bag – 500 yen
  • Tabi Socks – 200 yen (No return required)

Return Methods

Same-day Return – Free

Please return by 6:00 PM on the same day.
You can change clothes in the Japanese-style room during breaks in the lesson or during vacant lesson times.

Home Pickup – 500 yen

We will collect the items at your doorstep the next day or the day after in Akita City or Kita-akita City. Please leave them outside your door in the morning.


Please ship the items within 3 days. Shipping costs are to be covered by you.


  • You can store your belongings in the Japanese-style room and go out, but please avoid leaving valuables. We cannot be held responsible for any loss. Please return by 6 p.m.
  • Kimono Rental:
    We’ll prepare kimonos based on your height and preferences, but no advance bookings are accepted. Please choose on the day. You can also try them on.
  • Due to the structure of the Japanese-style room, it’s not possible to lock the door while changing.
    For tops, wear light shirts, blouses, or sweaters.
    For bottoms, wear shorts, leggings, or slim pants.
    Please wear undergarments that minimize exposure.
  • The coupon codes (Buddy Set, Repeat Special) will not be applied.


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