About Kimono

The Kimono is the traditional costume of Japan, which has been in use for a very long time. The colours are usually bright and colourful, and the design are very sophisticated and intricate, and are made delicately by hand. They are made from silk, and feel very smooth and luxurious. Kimono are one of the traditional costumes of the world that make women beautiful and feel attractive.

In modern Japan we don't often see ladies wearing Kimono casually in public. Instead we only wear these amazing costumes for special occasions such as weddings. Kimono are made from silk and are very expensive so we don't have the opportunity to wear them very often, but in summer time we can see a lot of ladies wearing "yukata".

These yukata are a casual form of kimono and are made from cotton, making them easier to wear, cheaper to buy, and simpler to care for. Just like kimono, yukata are beautiful and very colourful, but they are more casual, cute, and light. This also means they can be worn more regularly.

Kimono and yukata make all ladies look beautiful and feminine, and will make a special and unique impression. When you wear kimono or yukata, you will draw attention from everyone around you - they are magical!

Once you try one you will be crazy about kimono!

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Kimono

Formal
Expensive
Silk
Thick
Warm
Heavy
Any Season
Delicate
Dry Clean Only

Yukata

Casual
Reasonable
Cotton
Thin
Cool
Light
Summer
Durable
Hand Washable

Parts of a Kimono


Kimono (Yukata)
The main garment that is worn. Adjustable so generally one size fits most body sizes and heights.

Obi (Decorative Belt)
A type of sash worn for decorative effect. The folded shape at the back can be simple or complex, and is one of the main focal points of the costume.

Geta (Shoes)
Traditional footwear worn with kimono. Similar to clogs or wooden flip-flops.

Sensu (Fan)
A Japanese fan often used in dancing or ceremonies.