Kimono Hazuki might not be on the main tourist drag, but it's definitely worth the trek. Located in the space vacated by a covered market (some of the old signs still adorn the walls), it's run by an owner with an impeccable knack for sourcing very bright and colourful antique and secondhand kimono, and for selling them at extremely reasonable prices – an average haori here will set you back ¥1,000-¥3,000, and many kimono go for under ¥10,000, with the older ones going for up to ¥40,000. The tatami room in the back feels a bit like digging into a treasure chest, with everything you pull out being more spectacular than the next, while the rail of ¥1,000 haori next to the entrance is great if you're looking to pick up a summer jacket off the cuff. Unlike other kimono shops, which tend to have a lot of pastels on offer, Hazuki is best for vivid colours and bold, graphic, geometric patterns. While they mainly stock female kimono, they do have a selection of hakama and male haori too. If you're overwhelmed by all the variety and colours, the staff are very kind and more than happy to help you with coordinating your kimono with your obi. Check out their Instagram too, as they regularly post new additions to the shop and the staff's kimono.
|Venue name:||Kimono Hazuki||Contact:|
Daikichi Ichiba 1F, 2-2-24 Izumi, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||Weekdays 1pm-9pm; Sat, Sun & hols 12noon-8pm / closed Wed|
|Transport:||Daitabashi Station (Keio line)|