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About the Japanese Kimono

Today, the Japanese kimono is normally worn with a single layer on top of one or more undergarments. Worn most often for festival or formal events, the costume represents a politer and more formal clothing. The level of formality of women's kimono is determined mostly by the pattern of the fabric, and color. For example, winter kimonos often feature bamboo or plum blossoms to signify good luck, while fall designs may feature maple leaves and fall colors. The most formal style of kimono is plain black silk with five kamon on the chest, shoulders and back.

Typically, a man's kimono features subdued, dark color where a pattern of black, dark blues, greens, and browns are common. Men's kimonos are easier to wear, but a complete outfit usually also requires a haori half coat and hakama trousers. Men in the upper class wore silk kimonos often coloured purple, whereas those in the lower class wore less expensive cotton kimonos.

Girls' kimonos often show additional symbols for a good marriage and fertility, while boys' kimonos are usually decorated with symbols for bravery, wealth and success.

The women's kimono is traditionally made of silk, but these days they are also made in less-expensive easy-care fabrics such as rayon, linen, cotton sateen, cotton and ployester. While the silk garments may still be handwashed in the time honored manner, modern fabrics and cleaning methods have been developed that eliminate this need. Although for those seeking the fullest delight from a kimono, silk is still most desirable.

The appropriate style and color of the kimono to be worn are often chosen based upon the occasion and the person's age as well as marital status. Furisode kimonos, for example, are worn only by unmarried women. In contemporary Japanese settings, the kimono is often considered a shorthand for "the character" of the wearer.

The kimono is the most basic term for traditional Japanese dress. A kimono is a robe shaped like a "T." The tsumugi kimono is made with woven color; a dyed kimono known as iromuji. Often, in modern kimonos, the hiyoku is simply the name for the double-sided lower half of the kimono which may be exposed to other eyes depending on how the kimono is worn. The karihimo that is worn around the hips to create the extra fold or ohashori in women's kimono is called koshihimo, literally "hip ribbon".

Traditionally, kimonos are sewn by hand; even machine-made kimonos require substantial hand-stitching. This Japanese "robe" is most often fashioned from a single bolt of fabric called a tan. Damaged kimonos can be taken apart and resewn to hide soiled areas, and those with damage below the waistline can be worn under a hakama.

Kimonos are clothing, not religion, not part of only some private club, so should be worn and enjoyed whatever way one chooses, as long as they are worn and loved and their beauty seen and enjoyed. Regular kimonos can accommodate wearers of all heights and sizes because their length and width are adjusted using an assortment of strings. Kimonos can have short or long sleeves.

Many kimonos have hand applied textile art, known as yuzen, created by several artisans: From the designer whose speciality may be outlining, or another whose speciality is shading, to the artist who applies metallic lacquer, etc.


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Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969


Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969




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