On the small road leading up to Kyoto’s main cultural heritage, the famous Kiyomizu Temple, young women in kimono are a common sight even today when Japanese people can do almost everything via their smart phone. This is because the new dream of quite a number of Japanese women is to wear a kimono and walk through the old capital city that still exudes the charm of its centuries-old cultural richness. The ankle-long kimono for single ladies, which might require as much as six layers of clothing tied firmly with a sash called obi, is an ancestral legacy of design that aims to cover the feminine curves as dictated by the old values. These values have become romantic again today. The wooden sandals required for the kimono prevent the wearers from walk briskly as they usually do while shopping in modern areas of Tokyo and they have to mince. This gait is what defines the ‘ladies of Kyoto’.