Date: 2005 March 10 16:29
Posted by Joe
Following on from our earlier story about the kimono making a come back, the Otaku News crew have discovered a rather creative ploy by Kyoto City, who are offering free public transport and free entry to selected tourist attractions for an 11 day period to anyone wearing a kimono! This appears to be a bid to get more people dressing in traditional clothes in the historic city.
BBC News have more details on this story and highlight that Kyoto is an important centre for the textlie industry. Attractions offering free entry include Nijo Castle, Kyoto Tower and some museums.