Japanese Company Now Makes Kimonos With Hijabs for Muslim Women
Yumeyakata, a Japanese kimono rental store that caters to foreigners, is now offering wagara hijabs for Muslim women.
Muslim women visiting Kyoto, Japan with plans to rent out kimonos can now fully enjoy the experience with Yumayakata’s wagara hijabs that match their wide selection of traditional Japanese clothes for the price of 300 yen – reduced from its normal price of 500 yen ($2.73, $4.55), according to a press release via Grapee.
These hijabs will not stand out or clash with the designs of the kimono as they are specially made to have wagara (Japanese pattern) designs to blend well with the outfit.
Yumeyakata currently has 20 different designs of wagara hijabs in their lineup that are appropriate for the spring season, including the sakura (cherry blossom) and yukiwa (snow ring). This lineup will eventually expand to 50 designs for the summer season, as will the types of fabrics available (such as lace).
This new lineup of wagara hijabs can be rented out at the store’s two locations: 128, Manjujicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto and 472-1 Kinpukicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846.