Pre-Nuptial Photo Shoot in Kyoto and Shiga
Picture taking and kimono rental package
We offer memorable experience for bride and groom. For the bride, she can wear two types of kimono; Shiromuku or Irouchikake. For the groom, he can wear Montsuki Hakama. A professional stylist assists in wearing the kimono and in hairdressing suitable for the costume. A professional photographer takes your photos at the beautiful traditional spots.
Weekday special price
For the weekend price, please contact us.
- Hair arrangement and makeup suitable for the bride and dressing for couples.
- Wedding costume including kimono, hakama, shiromuku or irouchikake, underwear including tabis (so called Ninja socks), and other various goods to wear kimono properly.
- Photo shooting at famous places such as Gion, or temples/shrines in Kyoto.
- DVD (including about 200 images)
- Transportation fee (we drive you to the location.)
Optional photo albums are available.
An English speaker is available to accompany you during the whole tour (for free).
Please request it (them) to us in your email.
About the Kimono Costumes
Shiromuku, Iro-uchikake, and Haori hakama
It takes about 2 hours for wearing kimono and make-up and hair-dressing.
Shiro-muku is a white wedding gown. Shiro means white and Muku means pure, therefore Shiromuku means pure white.
If you choose Shiro-muku, you can wear Wataboshi, which is a white hood.
So you can enjoy two hair styles; wearing Wataboshi and ;traditional hair style, Tsuno-kakushi or modern hair style.
Iro-uchikake is a colorful wedding gown (“Iro” means colors). If you choose iro-uchikake, you can choose traditional hair-style, Tsuno-kakushi, or modern hair.
Tsuno-kakushi means “hiding hornes”. Yes, horns !
Horns symbolizes a state of being angry.
And having the Tsuno-kakushi hair style would mean a calm and happy married state of life.
This costume is only for the groom. Haori means a traditional jacket suitable for kimono. Hakama is a very wide pants (so wide that it looks like a skirt). Montsuki means ”with family emblem”.
Haroi Hakama with family emblem is a formal kimono style.
Kansai area including Kyoto or Shiga
I hope that you will enjoy your time during our photo shoot.
Colorclips (Junichi Kubo)