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The ultimate kimono bargain sale presented by Kimono Takikawa

A four-day annual event for the entire family and anyone who admires the beauty of kimono – the traditional Japanese garment, which the country is very famous for - is again coming to Kadena Officers’ Club, on Oct. 11 & 12 and Okinawa Convention Center on Oct. 13 & 14.
Now on its 17th year, this popular kimono bargain sale attracts repeat visitors and newcomers alike. On sale is a large selection of pre-owned wedding kimonos, traditional silk kimonos, washable kimonos, and obi and kimono sets for children, all at bargain prices starting from ¥2,000.

The featured item for this year’s event is the beautiful tsurushi-hina, hanging hina doll ornaments, made of kimono fabric. Hina dolls are traditionally displayed to celebrate the Girls’ Day Festival on March 3, but many people also enjoy them as works of art. The kimono tsurushi-hina are available in two lengths, 170 cm and 200 cm, for ¥40,000 and up. The ornaments are available in limited quantities only.

The event also features the Chiho Couture booth, which offers a wide variety of clothing and fashion accessories made by recycling old kimonos.

The sale takes place at two locations, the Kadena Air Base Officers’ Club on Oct. 11th-12th, and at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City on Oct. 13th-14th. At the Okinawa Convention Center event, Ms. Takigawa, a professor at the Sakura Bisou Kimono School, will hold demonstrations on how to wear this beautiful Japanese garment.

Admission to the event is free at both locations.

Kadena Air Base Officers' Club
Date: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 2019
Time: 9:00-18:00 (Oct. 11); 9:00-17:00 (Oct. 12)
*Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) and U.S. dollars are accepted

Okinawa Convention Center
Date: Sunday-Monday, Oct 13-14, 2019
Time: 10:00-18:00 (Oct. 13); 10:00-17:00 (Oct. 14)
Address: 4-3-1 Mashiki, Ginowan City
*Credit cards and Japanese yen are accepted

For more information, call 03-5713-8181/ 090-8171-5388; email: senmu@wfp.co.jp

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