Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Kimono Shopping in KamakuraDuring our visit to Kamakura City in Kanagawa Prefecture, we stopped in at the Miyamoto Kimono Shop (1-8-20 O-machi). Before we were treated to chado ("the way of tea" or tea ceremony), we watched as Karen Iwade, the reigning Miss Kamakura, was meticulously fitted in a formal kimono. Later, she joined us for a traditional vegetarian lunch—shojin ryori ("devotional cuisine")—at Kamakura Minemoto (1-8-35 Yukinoshita).