Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Kimono Rundown: Basic Info


Customs & Culture January 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Kimono Rundown: Basic Info


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Kimono Rundown: A Quick Look

The kimono is the Japanese traditional garment. Originally the word “kimono” referred to all types of clothing, but it has come to mean specifically the full-length traditional garments. Today, kimonos are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear kimonos on a daily basis. Kimono is worn most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. The name for traditional Japanese clothing is wafuku, (‘wa’ means Japanese and ‘fuku’ means clothing) and western or any non-Japanese style it’s yofuku. Of all wafuku, the kimono is the most instantly recognized Japanese garment and considered the national costume of Japan.

Types of Kimono

There are several types of kimonos for different occasions:

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Kimono Rundown: A Quick Look

The kimono is the Japanese traditional garment. Originally the word “kimono” referred to all types of clothing, but it has come to mean specifically the full-length traditional garments. Today, kimonos are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear kimonos on a daily basis. Kimono is worn most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. The name for traditional Japanese clothing is wafuku, (‘wa’ means Japanese and ‘fuku’ means clothing) and western or any non-Japanese style it’s yofuku. Of all wafuku, the kimono is the most instantly recognized Japanese garment and considered the national costume of Japan.

Types of Kimono

There are several types of kimonos for different occasions:

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Categorised in:

This post was written by Mathew Ryan