kimono2The word kimono consists of two parts,
ki wear and mono thing, thus meaning a thing to wear.

A Kimono is a Japanese dress. It is considered as one of Japans most stunning treasures. It is pronounced as kee-mo-no. This clothing has a long history and has changed with time. Kimono reflects the society and culture of Japan.

kanji kimonoKimonos convey a lot of information about its wearer, such as age, personality, marital and financial status. Fabric, colour patterns, form and accessories convey this information and also show the level of formality. For instance, kimonos worn by young unmarried women have longer sleeves and usually are more elaborate.

The typical woman’s kimono consists of twelve or more pieces to be worn and secured in certain ways, and usually an assistant kimono dresser is needed to put it on. Kimonos are always wrapped with the left side over the right, except when used as a burial garment.
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Kimono as Art

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16 Responses to “Kimono”

  1. live.retridemption

    Absolutely majestic! Another thing I wish to do when I get to Japan. I have one I was given when I was younger from a Japanese exchange student that stayed with us. She’s the reason why I’m so in love with Japan now.

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  2. avril1617

    Kimono looks pretty. I had one at home too! I used to wear it during Chinese New Year or on any special events.

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  3. Comic Book Gal

    I love the different colors and patterns, very beautiful

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  4. alarimiasa

    It’s incredible… I have only youkata for using at home. But one of my dreams is to have such beautiful kimono as well.

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  5. Dayana

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  6. weather 29379

    These subjects are not as familiar to me, but as a student of the mythopoeic and the Imagination; I couldn’t help but think of the significance of a book such as Lord of the Rings. Perceiving it esoterically, it has an even more profound significance and parallels for today. This may seem like an amateur questions, but are there examples of magicians who would use forces to do good? Running with the LOTR example, we have Saruman in the role of Hitler or Billy Graham, but where is Gandalf the White?

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