From Kyoto: The bicycle you can ride while wearing a kimono

19 Sep

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There are many things to love about the kimono, the elegant traditional robe that just screams “Japan”. But beautiful and steeped in tradition as it is, the kimono is not without its accompanying inconveniences: its long skirt, which stays pencil-straight right down to the floor, provides almost no wiggle-room and prevents the wearer from running…or even walking particularly fast, unless in comically short strides. Riding a bicycle, too, has long been out of the question – until now.

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4 Responses to “From Kyoto: The bicycle you can ride while wearing a kimono”

  1. Boots September 20, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    It’s amazing how they can ride the bike with the kimonos. When I lived there, I used to be amazed at how they can do that. Or even walk with those slippers 😄

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    • tokyo5 September 20, 2014 at 10:09 am #

      Don’t see many people in kimono on bicycle outside Kyoto! Here, they usually walk, drive or take the train when they’re in kimono.

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      • Boots September 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

        No not many. But I do remember seeing one in my whole six yrs living in Tokyo. But I think she was walking with the bike 😄

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      • tokyo5 September 21, 2014 at 7:59 am #

        She probably would’ve liked to have this new style bike!

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