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Japanese Ceremonial and Silk Kimono


Girl dressed in a Japanese Fashion styled Kimino  petting dog

Kimonos are a traditional Japanese dress. It is made of a silk fabric that has a V-neck and hard collar with a bow on the chest. A strong, wide belt is also worn with the kimonos. Women wear beautiful ornamental fixtures with it like seasonal flowers and other hair accessories. Kimonos are made long and flowing, usually till the ankles.  The sleeves of a kimono come in variations some prefer tight sleeves while others have foot long sleeves. Kimonos are essential attire in Japanese culture. The belt worn over a kimono is called an Obi in Japanese language. It is knotted at the back of the dress. The knot style that is followed is known as a Musubi Knot.

  • Kimonos history and origin

Back in the 8th century, the stitching style of kimonos was different. It was worn in two separate pieces but after that, a modern and more sophisticated way of stitching was developed, in which it was made into a whole gown while folding it from the hip giving a new cut to it. It was made the most popular style and was immediately adopted as a conventional style of wearing kimonos. To this day the traditional method of kimonos is the same. Though there were variations with the wave of modernization still the original is in the game.  

  • Fabric used

Kimonos are made from many materials, but the Silk Kimonos are the best. They represent the authentic Japanese vibe. The silk Kimonos have different motifs printed on them like dragons, phoenix birds, flowers, etc. Silk Kimonos are worn on weddings by the bride and even by the groom. The attendees can also wear these Silk Kimonos.

  • Colors used

Usually, very vibrant colors are used to make silk kimonos as it is a ceremonial dress. The silk kimonos can be worn on from funerals as well as weddings. Mostly red, green, and pink colors are used for making kimonos. These depict the authentic Japanese tradition and are word on other ethnic ceremonial events too. These events may include Geisha, Matsuri, Hanami, Ikebana, Ryokan, etc.

  • Who wears them?

Kimonos though being an ancient dress are worn by the traditional Japanese woman to this day in the 21st century. Now the question is why you should own a kimono? It is perfect dress to show of your ethnicity or to wear on a cultural event. Kimonos are worn on weddings and on coming of age day. Kimonos at street style KJ are made from Satin, Polyester, Rayon they are available in free size which means that it does not matter if you are very lean or a plus-sized woman. The Kimonos will fit you.

Kimono Fashion Dress
  • Why original is still the best

The modern kimonos now include a gown like an upper garment which is worn on top of the regular clothing to add up a fancy touch. Kimonos are also made up with woolen stuff these days. Nothing matches an original kimono because of its history and authenticity that has been preserved over centuries.

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