Monthly Kimono Walk Brightens Streets

kimono-sanpo-05-b.jpgA group of people dressed in kimono stroll around traditional silk production areas to attract attention and help revitalize the silk industry. The Kawagoe Kimono Sanpo members walk around Kawagoe, Chichibu and Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture. The towns maintain a presence of the textile and traditional handicrafts industries. Participants include women in their 20s and a man in his 60s who began wearing kimono after retiring. The strolls are held on the 28th of every month. Kawagoe is located 30 kilometers from Tokyo.

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kimono-sanpo-07.jpgkimono-sanpo-01.jpgkimono-sanpo-03.jpgkimono-sanpo-02.jpgrelated: Kawagoe City in Japan; Welcome to Kawagoe

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