Rumi Hirayama

Rumi Hirayama

Let’s make a Yukata-kimono and go out!
with Kimono Wasaishi Artisan, Rumi Hirayama

Do you love Japanese kimono? Would you like to make your own yukata cotton kimono, learn how to properly wear one, or see a master Japanese sewing demonstration?  Here’s a great chance!

Kimono artisan, Mrs. Rumi Hirayama, a wasaishi master of over 30 years, is coming to Philadelphia and presenting 4 opportunities for you.

(1) 4 Day Intensive Yukata-Kimono Sewing Workshop*

•    Day 4 includes a yukata dressing lesson
•    Fees: $500, Shofuso members $475 (not including cloth bolt**)
•    Space is limited to 10 persons, adults only
•    Dates: June 5th, 6th, 9th, and 12th from 9 am to 3 pm
•    Place: KyoDaiko Dojo, Wynnefield area in Philadelphia (10 minutes from Shofuso)
* Please register for above workshops with Shofuso Japanese House and Garden., 215-878-5097, or online at

(2) 3 hours Yukata-Kimono Dressing Workshop (2 sessions available)*

•    Includes demonstration of how to properly attach han-eri
•    Fee: $50, Shofuso members $45
•    Space is limited to 12 persons per session, adults only
•    Date: June 11th, Saturday :Session 1: 9 am ~ 12 pm, Session 2: 1 pm ~ 4 pm
•    Place: KyoDaiko Dojo, Wynnefield area in Philadelphia (10 minutes from Shofuso)
** Note: Bring your own or a yukata cotton bolt may be purchased. Available for purchase are 2016 new designs. Cost is $200. Please inquire when registering.

(3) Kimono sewing demonstration at Shofuso

•    Come and see a master Japanese seamstress demonstrate her skill
•    Date: June 4th, Saturday 1 pm ~ 4 pm
•    Place: Shofuso  (Shofuso admission fee of $7), Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131‎

(4) Free Kimono consultation at Maido!

•    If you are interested making a new kimono, repairing one, changing the size, or have any questions, feel free to ask Hirayama sensei.  Please bring your kimono.
•    Consultations: 20 minutes each.  Walk in, first come first serve.
•    Date: June 7th, Tuesday 10 am ~ 2 pm
•    Place: Maido! Japanese grocery store in Ardmore (1 minute from Ardmore train station), 5 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19004, (484) 417-6745

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