Rating : ★★★★★ Four of us did a location photoshoot with Yumeyakata on a hot sunny day. We booked yukata rental and photographer online one week in advance and the process is smooth and the staff respond very fast t o the email. The shop is easy to locate and there are lots of choices for yukata. It took us 1hr to get ready including choosing yukata, wearing it, doing hair and makeup. Our photographer Daiki and h is assistant came to the store to meet us and we took a taxi to
Rating : ★★★★★ I am one of those people who like to experience new things and try to cram my itinerary with as much unique experiences as possible--and one of them is to do a kimono rental! It was a wonderful experience as there were many outfits to choose from and the polyglot staff were extremely helpful and nice. Since doing a kimono rental warrants pictures, pictures from your phone will not capture the experience well. Yes, it is expensive to hire a photographer, but I t
This year, the rainy season was over pretty quickly, so it is under a blue sky that the Gion Matsuri starts! The float is dedicated to the scene of Empress Jingu Kogo doing some divination by fishing Ayu fish (the kanji for Ayu, 鮎, includes the kanji for divination, 占). As the Empress Jingu Kogo is the Goddess of safe delivery, people often go to Uradeyama float to get charms and maternity belts. The float lanterns light up when the night falls, and give the landscape a more
Hokotate (鉾建て, the assembling work for floats of Gion festival) was launched yesterday. Among the 33 floats of the festival, the most famous one is the Naginata-boko (長刀鉾). Every year, the magnificence of the float has been enchanting many visitors.
As you see in the picture below, Oh-naginata (大長刀, a big pole sword) is set on the top of the roof as Hoko-gashira (鉾頭, the symbol of the float), which is believed to cut and drive away any illnesses and evils along the stree
When I was a child, I used to smell a very favorable scent every time my mother opened the drawer of her chest. I was thinking she put some Nioibukuro (sachets) in there, but later I found out the scent was from Bochukoh (防虫香, scented mothball) instead. On sunny days during Doyoh (the hottest period of summer) season, my mother and grandmother gets busy with summer-airing of their Kimono in the well-ventilated place at the house. Kimono is made of silk and cannot be exposed t
Rating : ★★★★★ Thankyou yumeyakata for giving my family such a wonderful experience in Kyoto! They h ave a large variety of beautiful fabric and a ton of accessories to go with it. Not to mention, the staff were really nice and helpful, so you don't need to worry if you're not confident in your fashi on sense as they would be glad to help you out! My photographer, mr. Daiki, was in a whole different level. His photography skills were amazing, to the point I even look good in
Nicknam : Tim Your photographer : 呉文哲[Photos] Came to the shop on : 5 / 27 Rating : ★★★★★ We had great experience and really love our photos. Our photographer is so profession al, caring, and friendly. She made our trip so memorable.
In Kyoto, July is the month of Gion festival (祇園祭). We wear summer Kimono (着物) made of thin fabric in this season. However, many people say it's too hot and humid for wearing Kimono so that they wear only Yukata (浴衣, Japanese informal summer wear made of cotton) at best. Although Yukata represents a typical Japanese beauty, wearing Kimono in summer is regarded as more sophisticated. We YUMEYATA strongly recommend you to experience the summer Kimono fashion, and recognize its
Dairen-ji (大蓮寺) at Sakyo-ward is a long established temple of Jodo sect of Buddhism (浄土宗), which is known for the divine favor of easy delivery. The kanji characters of Dairen-ji mean a temple of big lotus flower, and as it suggests, a countless number of beautiful lotus flowers are blooming in this season. As lotus flowers emerge from the mud to bloom, the flower is regarded to represent the teaching of Buddhism. The view of the flowers come into blossom with the sun comes u
Rating : ★★★★★ We had a extremely satisfying experience with Yumeyakata and our photographer, Mr. Makimura. Since we are a family of 4, we were assisted by a dedicated staff throughout the kimono selection process. They are very helpful in giving suggestions to pairings to help you achieve your most cute and prettiest look. After that the hair and makeup is also a breeze, with two people working on one person at a time (one for hair, one for makeup). On this though, suggest y