"Women in Traditional Dress" Tradition Tip by AKtravelers

Tradition, Tokyo: 20 reviews and 36 photos

  Asakusa in 2009: Tradition with cellphone
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  • Asakusa in 2009: Tradition with cellphone - Tokyo
      Asakusa in 2009: Tradition with cellphone
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  • Festive occassions call for kimonos - Tokyo
      Festive occassions call for kimonos
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  • Kimono-clad women in Ginza. - Tokyo
      Kimono-clad women in Ginza.
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It is possible to see women wearing tradtional clothing wandering the streets of Tokyo. In fact, if you want, you can even buy kimonos in stores (see me shopping tip). That's because many Japanese people still will wear traditional clothing on ceremonial or festive occassions. I saw these two women in line for something appararently important in Asakusa. Even though it was a Saturday morning, all of the men were in suits and a few of the women were in kimonos (others were dressed very nicely). In the Ginza, you can see other traditionally-dressed women whose mployment might require it -- maybe they're geishas! However, if you want to see real geishas with their faces painted while, Kyoto's Gion is a better place.

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  • Updated Mar 9, 2009
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