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“You don’t have to pay millions to enjoy kimono,” said Kyoya, pointing out another female participant, who jokingly said the total amount she paid for her full ensemble, including sandals, was “cheaper than buying clothes at Uniqlo.”

Another participant, Sheila Cliffe, who teaches English at Jumonji University in Saitama Prefecture, gave an artistic reason to love kimono.

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