What is the market price for kimono rental for coming-of-age ceremonies? At Waplus Kyoto, you can get a complete set of high-quality long-sleeved kimonos for just 19,800 yen!

At coming-of-age ceremonies, long-sleeved kimonos are generally worn. However, there are very few people who own a furisode, so many parents may be wondering whether to buy or rent a furisode for their daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony.

Also, many people may be worried that the quality will be poor if they rent it. However, at Waplus Kyoto, a high-end kimono store founded in 1981, staff with knowledge of kimonos ensure that the quality is high. We have selected and arranged furisode.

In this article, we will first tell you the rental market price for coming-of-age ceremony kimonos and long-sleeved kimonos. After that, we will explain the reasons for the difference in market prices and the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing and renting.

Rental prices for coming-of-age ceremony kimonos and long-sleeved kimonos

The rental price for the furisode worn at coming-of-age ceremonies is said to be around 50,000 yen to 300,000 yen. If you add dressings or other options, the price may go up a little more from here.

However, if you consider that the average price for purchasing a furisode is approximately 300,000 yen to 600,000 yen, you will find that it is quite cheap compared to that.

A few years ago, there may have been a perception that “furisodes were something to buy,” but in modern times, it has become more common to think that “furisodes are something to rent.”

At Waplus Kyoto, you can rent high-quality furisode from 19,800 yen, which is cheaper than the rental market price. Of course, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s bad quality. In addition, we offer total coordination, including kimonos, obi, accessories, sandals, lace foot bags, bags, and hair arrangements.

Is it okay to rent a cheap kimono/furisode?

“Is it okay to rent a cheap long-sleeved kimono for a once-in-a-lifetime special occasion for my daughter?”
“Isn’t there a reason why cheap rentals are cheap?”

I think there are many people who are worried about this.

It’s true that some shops that rent cheap furisode include things like, “It’s cheap, but all the other accessories are optional except for the furisode itself,” “The quality and service aren’t as good as it is,” and “Kimono dressing is an extra charge.” There may also be kimono rental shops.

However, Waplus Kyoto does not do such things. As a kimono store with a long history, we carefully prepare each and every high-quality kimono. The same goes for furisode, and even at a reasonable price of 19,800 yen, we rent out a high-quality kimono along with a complete set such as an obi, small items, sandals, lace foot bag, and bag.

Reasons for the difference in market prices for coming-of-age ceremony kimonos and long-sleeved kimonos

I told you that the average price for rental furisode is 50,000 yen to 300,000 yen. However, some of you may be wondering, “Why is there such a wide range?”

In fact, there are two types of furisode rentals: “types of furisode” and “types of rental,” which create the difference in price.

Here we will explain these types.

Furisode types (design, tie-dye, embroidery)

Furisode comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Just like clothes, long-sleeved kimonos with common designs or old ones tend to be rented at relatively low prices.

However, if the furisode has a more elaborate design than other furisode and is popular with many people, the price will be higher accordingly.

Additionally, kimono is not only dyed in general, but also has a unique technique called “tie-dyeing.” It is a technique that creates unique textures and colors by squeezing or pinching cloth with thread or equipment and then soaking it in dye.

This tie-dyeing process is very time consuming as each piece is done by hand by craftsmen. Therefore, the price of kimono tends to be expensive. Therefore, when renting a shibori furisode, it is often more expensive than a regular furisode.

Finally, the presence or absence of embroidery is also one of the reasons why the rental cost is high. Many people think that a furisode with lots of embroidery looks more gorgeous, but the more embroidery it takes, the more time it takes to make it. Inevitably, the price will also rise.

In this way, the rental price of a furisode will vary depending on how much time and effort it takes to make it. If you want to rent a long-sleeved kimono with a highly designed design or a long-sleeved kimono with lots of processing such as shibori and embroidery, you can expect it to cost a little more than the market price.

Types of rental (made-to-order, made-to-order, made-to-order)

Furisode rentals may offer rental methods different from general kimono rentals.

These are “order rental” and “custom-made rental.” By the way, just like general kimono rentals, if you are renting a kimono that has already been made, it is called “tailored rental.”

First, let me explain about “order rental”. With order-to-order rentals, you can have your kimono tailored to your body shape. In the case of furisode/kimono, if the length is long, you can use a ohashori, but if the length is short, it becomes difficult to wear. In such cases, you can have the furisode tailored to your body shape so that you can wear it more beautifully.

Next, “Custom-made Rental” will listen to your wishes and tailor the item, starting from dyeing the cloth. However, doing so takes a lot of time and effort, so the rental price will be high.

As you can see, there are several types of furisode rentals, which results in a wide range of furisode rental prices.

Advantages and disadvantages of renting a coming-of-age ceremony long-sleeved kimono

There are advantages and disadvantages to renting a long-sleeved kimono to wear at a coming-of-age ceremony. Here, we will introduce three advantages and two disadvantages of renting long-sleeved kimonos for coming-of-age ceremonies.


① Much cheaper than purchasing
The first advantage is that it is cheap.

Furisode can cost at least 300,000 yen to purchase, but you can rent one for as little as 20,000 to 30,000 yen.

In addition, the number of people who rent long-sleeved kimonos for coming-of-age ceremonies has increased recently, and the demand is increasing, so it is almost impossible to say that the quality is poor because it is a rental, or that the service is not good because it is a rental.

② You can choose your favorite design from a variety of furisode
The second advantage is that you can choose the design. When purchasing, you can choose the design, but the price increase is significantly different from when renting.

If you rent it, it’s relatively cheap and you can choose a furisode with a great design, or one with shibori or embroidery.

Furisode with a lot of shibori and embroidery are often really expensive to buy, so this is a big advantage of renting.

③No need for maintenance
The last advantage I will introduce is that there is no need for maintenance.

If you rent it, you don’t have to worry about storing it because you can wear it on the day of your photo shoot and then return it.

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about your furisode getting stained or frayed, as the store staff who have the correct knowledge about kimono and furisode will store it for you.

If you own your own furisode, you’ll have to worry about how to store it, where to store it, and how to deal with fraying, so renting it may be easier.


①Do not become your own
On the other hand, the disadvantage is that “you have to return it, so it doesn’t become your property.”

It’s a rental, so you can’t own it yourself. If you want to own a long-sleeved kimono, such as to commemorate your coming-of-age ceremony, purchasing one may be more appropriate.

②You need to choose from what you already have
The second disadvantage is that you have to choose from among several options.

If you can purchase a custom-made furisode, you can make it from scratch based on your own preferences. In comparison, renting a long-sleeved kimono from which you can choose from a selection of basically tailored furisode may seem unsatisfactory.

Summary|Rent high-quality long-sleeved kimonos at a low price!

So far, we have told you about the “furisode rental price for coming-of-age ceremonies” and “the advantages and disadvantages of furisode rental.”

Recently, more and more people are using furisode rentals when attending coming-of-age ceremonies. Along with this, the number of kimono rental shops that rent out “cheap, high-quality long-sleeved kimonos” has increased.

At Wa Plus Kyoto, we utilize our experience, knowledge, and connections as a kimono shop founded in 1981 to rent high-quality furisode and kimonos to our customers at reasonable prices.

If you are having trouble renting a long-sleeved kimono for your coming-of-age ceremony, please feel free to contact us!

You can see part of the furisode.

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Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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