着物が楽しい季節が始まりましたね。まいきちきものは模様替えの準備をしております。    The season of kimono has arrived! You can enjoy a lot. MAIKICHIKIMONO is going to be renewed soon.

Online kimono lesson

Would you like to put on kimono by yourself?

I believe you’re really interested in kimono because you are here.

Maikichikimono started Online Kimono Lesson!

It is a wearing lesson completed online only.

The lesson contents are customized according to your purpose.

Maikichi supports from beginners to experienced people.

It is available in Japanese and English.

Reasons for choosing this online kimono lessons

Why do people choose MAIKICHIKIMONO online kimono lessons?

There are many reasons.

 

  • I’d love to wear it, but I live in a distant place. Is there any online kimono school?
  • I can’t understand how to wear kimono even when I watch videos repeatedly. I need some advice in English.
  • There are no neighbors who teach me how to put on a kimono.
  • I’d like to take lessons in English and teach it to my friends.
  • I want to study Japanese culture and language through wearing kimono. 

 

I believe you really like kimono and the fabric itself.

Kimono is made with traditional Japanese craftsmanship that have been passed down for generations.

Not only the beauty of appearance, but also the beauty of practical use is included.

Kimono patterns include the beauty of nature, people’s lives, and even Japanese history.

 

MAIKICHIKIMONO recommends beginners to take 90-minute lessons 6 or 8 times to master kimono and “ichijutaiko”, a single layer otaiko knot with Nagoya obi.

Also recommends to take 90-minute lessons 1 or 2 times to master yukata and “shidare zakura” knot with half-width obi.

Maikichi hopes you enjoy wearing kimono.

 

We had a lesson online!

The testers recruited on this blog experienced the lesson online. We were using Zoom’s meeting system.

 

Tester reviews1

Tokyo : K.M. sama
Even if I watch how to tie obi  on YouTube, I can not reproduce it. In the middle of tying I can’t follow the steps. I say “where was I”? After the struggle of tying I sometimes give up. But there is feedback during the online lessons, so I can get to the end!
This time, she taught me a “tsunodashi”  knot. She taught me not only how to tie the obi, but also how to wear it neatly.
In addition, I was able to review the obi knot I learned immediately after logging out, which helped to retain my memory. This is an advantage only for online lessons where there is no time to move to the classroom. 

Thank you very much!

 

 

Tester reviews 2

U.S.A.:K.H. sama
I am a Japanese resident in the United States. I found the site of “MAIKICHIKIMONO” because I was searching around the internet to find out how to convey Japanese expressions in English to practice wearing with American friends. It was a nice encounter. Maikichi’s site explains not only in Japanese but also in English carefully and accurately with photos and videos. It was also very useful for dressing up American friends. During a 90-minute lesson, Maikichi taught me very carefully how to show the pattern of the obi in front and otaiko, and bring an obi pad to the center of the back. That is my weak point. My habit is that I can’t tie the obi pad string firmly. It’s always getting loose. It was great that I was able to find it! Maikichi pointed out properly even on the screen.  At the end, I was very happy to be able to tie the “Nagoya obi” neatly!

It was my first online lesson, and I feel that Maikichi’s abundant experience makes it possible. 

I am looking forward to the next lesson!

 

 

Tester reviews 3

U.S.A. : C.S. sama
USA CS sanI’m an American learning Japanese tea ceremony.
When I practice, I wear kimono. There is one problem when wearing it.  My “nagajuban” is okay but folding the triangle of fabric inside the kimono and getting the collars matching up well is hard for me. I would like to work on getting the collar of the kimono and “nagajuban” adjusted correctly.

After the trial lesson …

I’ve had a chance to watch the whole video Maikichi recorded. I think it went very well. It was all very understandable. Clear instructions. Good demonstration. It seemed to me like it’s ready to launch to the wider public.

Let me know other things about “kitsuke”, and I’ll stay a big fan!

 

 

 

Lesson flow

1. Booking a lesson : Please fill in the necessary information and lesson contents you prefer to do and send it.

2. Auto reply and confirmation email : After sending, a confirmation email is going to be automatically sent to you. After that, “MAIKICHIKIMONO” is going to send an email to confirm your lesson contents.

3. Billing email and payment : After confirming and agreeing to the lesson contents, “MAIKICHIKIMONO” is going to send a billing email to you. When you receive the billing email, please pay by the due date. 

4. Invitation email : After confirming the payment, “MAIKICHIKIMONO” is going to send an invitation email.

5. Reminder email : “MAIKICHIKIMONO” is going to send a reminder email the day before. Please prepare for the lesson.

6. First lesson day : Please wait in a waiting room before the lesson begins. After host approval, you can join the lesson. After that, the room is locked and the lesson begins.

 

Please keep those emails until the lesson ends.

 

 

Lesson fee

It is a 90-minute private lesson.

Lesson : 3,000 JPY 

Recording(Option) + Feedback(PDF): 500 JPY 

PayPal payment only.

*PayPal Help Center

 

About video service
You can select this service at the time of booking. 
Your recorded data will be saved in Google Drive, please download within 4 weeks after notification of upload. The recorded data will be deleted after the storage period expires. Please be careful.
By applying, you agree to our privacy policy. * Please use the recordings and images only for personal use. Unauthorized upload or commercial use is strictly prohibited.

 

 

Cancellation  / Refund / Reschedule

If you want to cancel after applying for a lesson and after payment, please immediately contact us from “contact form”.

In addition, in case of cancellation after payment, a cancellation fee will be charged based on the following “Cancellation Policy for MAIKICHIKIMONO” (below).

 

Before payment

  1. No cancellation fee will be incurred.

After payment

  1. If you cancel 2 days before the lesson, you will be charged 500 JPY.
  2. Cancellation the day before the lesson will be charged 50%.
  3. Cancellation on the day of your lesson will be charged 100%.
  4. No cancellation fee will be charged if you change the lesson date to another day by the day of reservation.

You can receive a refund. That is the amount after deducting the cancellation fee.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

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Kimono

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If you have any questions about what to prepare, please feel free to contact me.

 

Recommended equipment and Internet environment

All are available, however, I recommend a device with a wide screen monitor.

 Desktop

 Laptop

 Tablet

 Smart phone

For more detailed requirements, please visit the website below.

Zoom Help Center Getting Started

 

Reference: Specifications of MAIKICHIKIMONO Online Kimono Lesson
 

Device: Laptop computer

Operating system (OS): Windows 8.1

Browser: Google chrome Version: 81.0.4044.129 (Official Build)

Webcam and Microphone: Built-in Laptop and eMeet NOVA WEB Camera Auto Focus 2MP High Quality HD Stereo Microphone Built-in Plug and Play tripod mountable

* It is set so that the whole body and details can be displayed.

Internet connection: Wireless LAN (au Hikari, high-speed service, up and down approximately 10Gpbs)

 

 

How to Zoom

Online lessons are conducted via the Zoom meeting system, which does not require account registration.

Below is an invitation mail.

The following email will be sent from MAIKICHIKIMONO. The URL, ID (9 digits) and PW are included in the email.

 

invitaion email example

 

First session of Zoom

PC : Click the URL sent by email to download Zoom.

Click the downloaded file to install it, and you can join the lesson at the zoom meeting.

 

Tablet or smartphone : Install the application called Zoom Cloud Meetings.

Click the URL sent by email to start the application.

Enter your name. You can tap “Continue” to join the lesson at the zoom meeting.

After Maikichi’s approval, she greets you !

example display pc

I chose a scenery of the cherry blossoms. The background changes sometimes.

And here is the screen during the kitsuke lesson. The screen structure can be changed.

モニターお稽古中

This lesson tester is from her iPhone. The screen of iPhone is smaller than others, but Maikichi can share the recording after the lesson, so you can review it. (* Recording is optional.)

 

Please refer to Zoom’s website for more information.

 

 

Reservation

You can make a reservation for a 90 minute lesson per 1 person on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Please tell me your preferred start time.

Example : From 9:00 am on Wednesday, May 19th, etc. (Japan time)

               = From 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18th (California time)

 

This booking schedule is in Japan time. Please book a lesson after confirming the time difference with Japan. You can check it on the site of Casio in English.

Please fill out the form below and submit. A reservation confirmation message will be displayed and a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. 

Booking Form


 

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