The 'Traditional Culture and Performing Arts Experience Program for Foreigners’ is a great chance to try different aspects of Japanese culture in a friendly environment, at little or no cost.
Kimono is the Japanese classical and traditional dress, as most of you maybe be knowing. The tradition of wearing a Kimono and its intricate hand-woven silk fabrics date back over a millennium and are a fundamental part of Japanese cultural heritage.
I have often read that Japan is a culture in which things “become” (naru bunka) in contrast to the West which is a culture that “does” things (suru bunka). Nowhere is this more evident than in the art of kimono and the Japanese tea ceremony.