I am a very spontaneous traveler.
I usually only make rough plans and then just follow the flow and decide what to do at the moment. But there's one thing I always wanna do in Kyoto- to walk on those nostalgic old streets in kinomo (和服). However, it didn't happen during my 4-day trip in Kyoto. It was such a big "zannen"(pity)!!
Nevertheless, when the window closed, the door opens.
Though she doesn't speak English, I understood that she wanted me to try on the yukaka (summer kimono) she picked for me.
Back then I was still in a huge trauma of not having a chance to try kimono in Kyoto. Her suggestion was too inviting to say no. I told her I don't have the budget for either a kimono or a yukata. She just kept saying "daijoubu daijoubu"(no problem, no problem).
She and another "oneesan"(senior sister) costumed me with a beautiful yukata, and teach me how to put it on by my own. Oneesan even showed me several youtube clips on how to wear yukata and kimono step by step. I didn't feel free to let them serve me like this, especially I didn't intend to buy anything from the shop. So after they took pictures of me, I told them "mou mou" (it's enough) and thanked them.
While the young lady helped me undress the yukata, oneesan went inside and came out with something breathtaking: a kimono!!
In the end, they didn't ask me to buy anything. They even allowed me to take pictures in their shops freely....