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.
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.
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!
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!
U.S.A. : C.S. sama
I’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!
It is a 90-minute private lesson.
Lesson : 3,000 JPY
Recording(Option) + Feedback(PDF): 500 JPY
PayPal payment only.
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.
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).
- No cancellation fee will be incurred.
- If you cancel 2 days before the lesson, you will be charged 500 JPY.
- Cancellation the day before the lesson will be charged 50%.
- Cancellation on the day of your lesson will be charged 100%.
- 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.
What is need?
Please prepare a set of kimono, obi and kimono accessories by yourself.
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Recommended equipment and Internet environment
All are available, however, I recommend a device with a wide screen monitor.
For more detailed requirements, please visit the website below.
- 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.
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 !
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.
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.
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)
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.