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kimono Journey in NY !

Live more colorfully, joyfully and wonderfully!


Beginners kimono course starts April 19th! 春の初伝講座 新入生募集中!

Lean the most authentic japanese dress & culture in NYC! 着付け講座卒業後の着物ライフもとことん応援します!


COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

Our first priority at New York Kimono Academy 

is the safety of our clients and staff members. Although we have always practiced high sanitation standards, we have implemented new policies in guidance with the CDC and NYS. Please read New York Kimono Academy's new policies and procedures as they will impact your next appointment.


  • When you arrive for your appointment you may come in, please immediately use our hand sanitizer to the right of the door upon entry. 
  • You must come to your appointment ALONE. Unfortunately, at this time family/friends and children will be prohibited.
  • A face mask is required to enter the salon. Please bring your own face mask, if you don’t have one you may purchase one from us.
  • PLEASE CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:-I have traveled outside the United States In the past 14 days to countries that have been affected by COVID-19 -I have traveled domestically within the United States by commercial airline, bus or train within the past 14 days-I AM experiencing symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.-I believe I have been exposed to or cared for someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.-I have been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non contagious by state or local public health authorities.


  • Prior to entry into our salon each day our staff members will be screened for COVID-19.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located frequently throughout the facility in locations where handwashing may not be readily available
  • Our staff will be wearing face masks.
  • All surfaces and equipment will be wiped down after every encounter with medical grade disinfectant and alcohol. 

We appreciate all of our beautiful clients and can’t wait to get back to enhancing your beauty in our safe, clean environment!

New York Kimono Academy


This course is for people who want to learn how to wear Kimono casually and formally by yourself. Learn about the history of the garment and culture. 12 lessons total. 120min/lesson (Includes text book) 45$/lesson ($40 for /class for more than two people applying together)

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2021年4月19日から始めましょう!ベーシック・フォーマル着物・帯マスタークラス. 着物の着方を一人で気軽に、フォーマルに身につけたい方を対象としています。衣服と文化の歴史について学びましょう。合計12レッスン。

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Art of Obi tying and kimono dressing master course (12 class)

Advance kimono dressing course (12 class) -Certificate of completion- This course is about perfecting your self-styling for any formal occasions and learning manners in kimono.

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One day lesson (Online lesson's availalbe)

-1day Kimono lesson- This class is perfect for first time and advance kimono dresser. Would you like to try kimono dressing and obi tying? Would you like to learn how to dress kimono occasionally? This 1 day lesson is perfect for you! 90min/lesson (Includes rental kimono)

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Learning how to do Geisha make up in authentic way with the white paint

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Wedding service

All you need to get ready for your special day! (Hair cut, hair up do, make up and kimono dressing)

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Kimono rental & sale

Kimono, obi and accessories are available for sale and rentals.

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Dress up

Kimono dressing/ Make up/ Hair up do/styling/kimono rental service for event, photo shooting, weddings and occasions.

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How to dress kimono

About me

Masae's Mission: Creating a healthy world through the colors!
Living a colorful life is not a crime. It means celebrating your individuality through self-expression.

Masae was a prize winner in several major hairstyling contests including a grand prize in the all-Japan hairstyling contest. She has experience over 20 years.
She is certified and trained kimono dresser, received her master-instructor's license from the renowned international Yamano Kitsuke School in Japan.
Opened NY Kimono Academy in NYC 2018 and has been lectured on the history of Geisha and kimono dressing in a variety of venues including The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Masae is also know as a Neo Geisha performer and CEO of HANNARI Entertainment known as preacher of Japanese authentic beauty that revolutionizing the art of geisha to a new generation of women in the world. She has produced and directed shows unifying diverse styles of art, fashion and dance through her own unique vision of color and beauty.

Book Geisha to entertain your special event !

Experience Japanese Beauty in NYC!

Photo shooting, perfromance, welcome geisha, stage shows are available !


  • 428 E 10th St Ground Fl New York, New York 10009
  • East Village, Manhattan