Do you know the Kimono? In general, Japanese Kimono is one of the world’s most beautiful and expensive traditional clothing. Japanese Kimono is able to transcend both time and culture. Japanese Kimono emphasizes the wearer’s taste for class and modesty due to its breath-taking colors as well as its design.
Kimono was considered as the traditional Japanese clothing. In general, the term kimono originally meant “something to wear”. Kimono went through various transformations in terms of style, fabric and design.
The traditional kimono is an ankle-length, T-shaped gown with wide and long flowing sleeves and overlapping-style front closure design. Tying an obi at the waist and keeping it wrapped around the body.
Traditional Japanese kimono fabrics (such as Nishijin-ori, Chirimen or crepe, Kinran and Ginran), are woven from natural silk threads, making the Japanese kimonos.
Silk, rayon, wool, brocade, jacquard, polyester, and cotton, or a combination of the same, are used to mimic the look of traditional Japanese kimono fabrics due to the currently expensive cost to make and decorate kimonos that are made from traditional Japanese kimono fabrics.
For special occasions, you can choose silk kimono. Polyester kimonos mimic the look of silk kimono at a fraction of the latter’s cost, thus they are typically prized. Cottons or wools are frequently valued for casual kimono dressing.
You can distinguish a Japanese kimono from other kimono-style clothing through the wide and long, flowing sleeves.
- Maiden choose kimono robes with extra-long, swaying sleeves, which length may reach up to the knees.
- Married women choose kimono robes with shorter sleeves, or which may reach up to the waist.
Yukata means the casual kimono robe or summer robe. Men’s yukata has shorter, flowing sleeves as compared to the women’s yukata.
- Obi Belt
On the average, obi belt measures twelve inches wide.
To keep the obi belt and kimono secured, a small pillow is commonly secured at the back of a female kimono wearer. Alternatively, you can tie the obi in the shape of a bow or butterfly, thus they serve as a beautiful detail to the back of the kimono robe.
A Japanese kimono’s breath-taking design may be painted, color-dyed, or embroidered onto their fabric. Or, using dyeing silk threads to make them and carefully weave the same to make a kimono robe with the artisan’s or their wearer’s desired pattern.
You can see Japanese cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, lotus, peony, phoenix, autumn leaves, and the Japanese geisha in the Japanese kimono robes for women. And, you can see prints of the dragonfly, dragon, and the kanzi writing as well as wavy, striped, or repeated solid-block figures in the Japanese kimono for men.
You will never have to worry outgrowing your kimono with the passage of time, for Japanese kimonos usually can be worn across one or two size ranges owing to the loose-fitting design.
Depending on the simplicity or complexity of their design, the expertise of their maker, and the availability of the fabrics that are used to make them, Kimono robes can be completed for as short as within the day or for at least six months.