Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on November 2012

Courtesy of Inspire Space Group

Borrowed robes might have been bad news for Macbeth, but for visitors to Inspire Space, right by Hiroo station, they will mean a memorable experience and an insight into Japanese culture. The multi-purpose event space, which also has branches in Azabu-Juban, Okinawa and Fujiyoshida, is offering three kimono lessons, followed by a visit to a kyogen (traditional Japanese comedy) performace in your fancy togs. The course will be complemented by a visit from a kyogen performer, Tomitaro Zenchiku, who will explain in English how to get the most out of the show. The two-hour lessons take place November 17 and 24 and December 1, and the whole shebang costs ¥23,000 per person, including theater tickets. Bring your own kimono or rent one from your hosts.

Reserve at www.ishiroo.com or call 03-6450-4736