As a past fashion major, I was extremely lucky to find that we had 2 whole days devoted to learning about Japanese textiles. The first day was spent at Nishijin Textile Center where we watched a kimono fashion show, had a demonstration of hand weaving and learned more about the art of making an obi.
The second day, we spent the whole morning at a fourth generation textile maker's house where we designed our own textile and made a little handkerchief.
In between I squeezed in a little shopping session with Natsumi at Kyoto Station where we both bought fake hair pieces. Japanese girls love to style their hair each day differently and they best achieve that through wigs and hair accessories.