Walk under cherry blossom in Kimono

  • 2014.03.18 Tuesday
  • 19:26

The cherry blossom /Sakura season is coming!

The cherry blossom season is around the corner. Join in our Kimono walking event! According to flower forecast, at 30th of March you can walk under sakura! This special flower has a short bloom. You don’t want to wait until next year, do you? After walking, why not having time together near café? Get know each other and also I will talk about basic Kimono knowledge in English. All women and men, Japanese and non-Japanese are welcome!

(photos are all from Togo-shrine)

Event Details

-Date: March 30 (Sun)

 -Place: Sakaeya Kimono Shop (5min from Harayuku station) then go to Togo-shrine garden( 3min from our shop) 

-Meeting time: Around noon (depend on reservation time) 

-Price: 7,000yen (Including Kimono rental +dressing; photos; a drink at cafe) 


 -hair up: 3,000yen by professional


- email (info@kimono-sakaeya.com)   A few measurements  height /  hip/  shoe size   all with cm and  wish for option 


When it is rain, the event will be moved to 3rd of April or 6th of April.

Payment must be in advance by paypal or bank transfer within 2days after your booking to secure your seat.

You can cancel your booking by 28th of March for a full refund. After 29th, we can only provide a 50%refund.

When it is rain and you can not come 3rd or 6th of April, your payment will be full refund.

If you have another questions, feel free to send me email (info@kimono-sakaeya.com)


Kahori Sakaeya Kimono Shop (http://kimono-sakaeya.com/)


Kimono sell and Furisode rental party

  • 2014.02.09 Sunday
  • 17:57

<Kimono sale and party>

Sunday 16th of February  from 14:00 to 17:00

 1,000yen including  a drink, a cake and space,  
reservation are requested to prepare cakes by 14th of Feb. 

Location  A rental place at Takadanobaba (5 mini on foot from station)
I wil sent a map after your booking.

<Furisode Kimono rental party> 
Our Kimono cultural exchange group had a great start with the new year 
Hatsumode event (photos) in January. In this month, since it is the 
coldest season, we will focus on having a tea party, a photo shooting 
inside and second hand Kimono sell! This time, Sakaeya Kimono Shop 
will offer Furisode (long sleeved Kimono for coming age day) with best 
price and help your hair up.This is only one chance! If you have never 
tried Furisode, don’t miss it. All women are welcomed! Even you are 
married, please try Furisode or the most beautiful Kimono!

                               Furisode long sleeved Kimono

Sunday 16th of February 2014 

13pm Furisode rental applicants meet up at a rental space "After 
party"  (5min walk from JR takadanobaba station) 

14pm Second hand Kimono sell  and party starts! 

17pm Sale and Party End 

Furisode Rental  Fee 25,000yen : Furisode rental, "hair supporting ( 
no make up support)", dressing support, posing lesson, photo shoot& 
copy dvd, one drink&cake 

* We have everything for your outfit to rent, so just bring yourself. 

* Furisode will be seen at the day, depending on your size, you may 
have limited chose. 

*If you like to bring your partner and dress him in Kimono, it is  for 
additionally 5000yen( Normal Kimono) or 15000yen(Kuromontsuki) 

Please only reserve if you are really coming by 14th of Feb


. Cancellation accepted 
until midnight on 14th. After that, 50% will be refunded. 

Location  A rental place at Takadanobaba (5 mini on foot from station)
I wil sent a map after your booking.

Looking forward to meeting you :) 

 Kahori Kimono Shop Sakaeya owner and organizer  ( kimono-sakaeya.com
 Nana Party place owner & dancer  (http://ameblo.jp/ladynana7/

Kimono Cultural Exchange 7000yen inc Kimono rent/dress/photo&­party

  • 2014.01.12 Sunday
  • 00:07
  • (Thank you Aki for your supporting ) 
    Kimono cultural exchange Hatsumoude (Visiting Shrine)& Party日本語は英語の後にご案内しています 
    Let’s celebrate New year 2014 i

    n Kimono with friends from all over the world and do cultural exchange! My small Kimono rental shop in Harajyuku offers best price for you. This is only one chance! If you love Kimono, don’t miss it. All women and man are welcomed!

    Sunday 26th of January 2014

                                                                             Photo at meijishrine

    13pm meet up at Sakaeya kimono salon (5min walk from harajuyu station) 
    13-14pm Selecting and Dressing up kimono 
    14-16pm Visiting Meiji-shrine (10min on foot) and photo shooting 
    17pm- Moving to “After party” at Takadanobaba (10min by JR) then start the New Year party (one drink included for Kanpai) 
    18pm Kimono Dance show 
    our staff move your clothe and can change Kimono to your cloth there.

    Sakaeya Kimono Salon Tokyo ( kimono-sakaeya.com
    After party (A brand new Rental Studio runs by dancer Nana http://ameblo.jp/ladynana7/)

    Fee 8,000yen : Kimono rental, dressing support, photo shoot& copy dvd, one drink with snacks and the Kimono dance show! (note: our shop regular price is 8000yen without drink and show)

    “Special discounted fee” :7000yen when you resaved by 15th of Jan and pay by 17th of Jan) 

    Total guests: 10 guests 
    Please only reserve if you are really going. Cancellation accepted until midnight on 22nd.

    Booking: email  Name with Mr. or Ms.  & A few measurements  height /  hip/  shoe size   all with cm 

    Looking forward to meeting you in kimono :)  
    Kimono Shop Sakaeya owner Kahori Ochi  
    Photographer Martin Klinkigt 
    Party place owner & dancer Nana 

                                                                                   Kimono dancer Nana  

    第一回 初詣&新年会


    日時 1月26日(日)13時〜18時 
    集合場所 原宿 着物サロンさかえ屋 
    パーティ会場 高田馬場 レンタルスタジオ After party  
    人数 10名まで(男女含め) 
    参加費 7千円(1月15日までのお申込みで17日までにお振込み) 
        8千円 (1月15日以降お申込みで当日払い)



    13~14時 着物選び・着付け 
    14~16時 沖津家の後、明治神宮(徒歩10分)へ初詣&写真撮影会 
    17時〜 高田馬場 After party にて新年会 

    Kimono Shop Sakaeya owner Kahori Ochi (kimono-sakaeya.com) 
    Photographer Martin Klinkigt 
    Party place owner & dancer Nana

many rental in Nov and Dec

  • 2013.12.11 Wednesday
  • 18:58

all so beautiful! I love my job!

Last calling for charity sell

  • 2013.10.27 Sunday
  • 22:57

I have been doing this charity sell for our big earthquake /Higashi nihon daishinsai and past money to several citizen and NGO. 

But I visited Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima where the earthquake hit this summer. I felt that we should buy items from there rather than offer donetion since  these citizen are motiveted work. I went to a sushi restant at Kesennuma. They open shop a refuge prefabricated house. Even it is at prefabricated house, I felt comfotable becouse of thier hospitality. I felt that offering money to them is not polite. I also bought a iron tea pot for the tea ceremony. They are creating new items to make new market. How I can offer just money to them? Giving money looks arrogant, I felt.

This  is the style of sushi restrant. I could not take photo of them becouse of night.
Their site http://asahizushi.jp/?page_id=1307

This tea pot is from Iwate (Nanbu tekki) 70,000yen!  It was expensive for me but to respect work. I bought it!

Regarding to Fukushima, I can not say anything about the nuclear reactor things since I can not get real infometion. But also  I don't trust rumors. What I can do now for Fukushima is Eco friendly not use too much energy  :)
Also Kimono is very Eco since Kimono have long life and very warm in winter. Were more Kimono!



A Beautiful Family from Indonesia

  • 2013.10.17 Thursday
  • 22:08

e weclcomed one family from Indonesia, 6adults, 2grils and 2 girl babies. Look at so corlful and beatiful!

 Kimono Shop Sakaeya offers Baby's Kimono for free of charge if their parents rent Kimono ( under 2 years old baby, boy also welcome!) 

Kahori OCHI | バナーを作成

our shop CEO

  • 2013.10.02 Wednesday
  • 12:27
we are pleased to introduce our new CEO, Ehime from Chiba prefecture.

if you are not fun of cats, let us know. Ehime will excuse and go to business meeting!

french meet real yukata

  • 2013.09.09 Monday
  • 21:31

beautiful! custom made yukata cholesterol!

last summer kimono

  • 2013.09.09 Monday
  • 18:01
September has come but still hot. let me wear a summer kimono. it should be this season last chance.

The tea ceremony will be offerd after all Kimono rental.

  • 2013.09.08 Sunday
  • 11:15
The tea ceremony    You would be invited my small tea ceremony after Kimono rental for free of charge. I used to have a training to become a tea ceremony teacher. (Holding the award of a certificate of upper class by Ura-senke). I love my tea ceremony teacher "Soukei Maeda" who is over 90 years lady. Since she is too old to teach then gave up class teaching,  I tried to find other teachers but I could not find someone who I love. Soukei-sensei is wonderful not only teaching but also mentality. She was very strict since she still have real Japanese philosophy.  She can not see anything anymore but she remember all tea ceremony actions. When I got teaching, she just said very action and when you follow it, my tea ceremony achieved arts. Anyway, I am not so professional but if you like, I love to offer a small tea ceremony for you after kimono rental. It is my honer so no need to pay for it. One day I want to write bout my Sensei history. She was born in a medical doctor house in Shibuya and used to be rich  but she never wished to become a doctor's wife because her father always went to Geisha house. After ww2 staring,   she got married with one salary man who graduated from To-dai which is best uni in Japan, at  her 19years old. This husband ( I know him and he still OK even 98years old!)  become a headmaster at best high school in Saitama by So-kei sensei's tea ceremony philosophy.   I want to write her history soon. Can not imagine how Japan change and how Japanese wife should be. *we don't offer only tea ceremony, please try Kimono if you love to have a tea ceremony. Here is my understanding of tea ceremony.
What is the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony (Sado)? By Kahori Ochi
This is a very difficult question. Even now, I am unsure of the answer. My tea ceremony teacher told me "The tea ceremony reflects the Japanese heart”. She also said to me “When the host opens the tea ceremony, she must concentrate on one thing, and that is, how to entertain your guest. However, you yourself think of the “how” aspect. I can teach you the technicalities (almost every hand movement is set, even how to walk!) but you must find the “heart “of the tea ceremony on your own”. Sen Rikyu, the 16th-century tea master who perfected “The Way of Tea”, when asked to explain what this “way” entails, replied that it was a matter of observing seven rules: #1 Make a satisfying bowl of tea #2 Lay the charcoal so that the water boils efficiently
#3 Provide a sense of warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer
#4 Arrange the flowers as though they were in the field
#5 Be ready ahead of time.
#6 Be prepared in case it should rain
#7 Act with utmost consideration toward your guests. 
The questioner was vexed by Rikyu's reply, saying that those were simple matters that anyone could handle. To this, Rikyu responded that he would become a disciple of the person who could carry them out to perfection! The point of this story is that “the Way of Tea” is basically concerned with activities that are a part of everyday life, yet to master these requires great sophistication. In this sense, “the Way of Tea” is well described as the Art of Living. As seen within Rikyu's seven rules, the Way of Tea concerns the creation of the proper setting for that moment of enjoyment of a perfect bowl of tea. (from Ura Senke HP) Additionally, this custom has been strongly influenced by Zen Buddhism. My favorite and most famous quote says “Remember the thought that when you meet that guest for the tea ceremony, it might be the only time you see this guest in your life”. This emphasizes the fact that the encounter between the host and the guest in the tea ceremony is a special occasion. It occurs only once in a lifetime. Every encounter, even with a person we know for a long time is unique. I think we can say same thing in our life as well. Therefore, in my opinion, the tea ceremony captures the spirit of Japanese philosophy. By Kahori Ochi, Japan 2005


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