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What’s so special about the kimono?
It is THE traditional Japanese garment.
The word Kimono originally referred to ‘all types of clothing’ mostly due to the fact that up until the mid 19th century, kimonos were the only type of clothing worn by Japanese people.
The kimono today is only really used for special occasions such as festivals, weddings, graduation ceremonies and tea ceremonies. Each occasion calls for a different style of kimono.
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This is a formal kimono worn by unmarried women.
This is typically worn to a wedding ceremony, graduation ceremony or coming of age party.
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This is a formal kimono worn by married women.
This is typically worn to a wedding ceremony of a family member.
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This is the second formal kimono worn by both married and unmarried women.
This is typically worn to a friend’s wedding ceremony and can be also worn to graduation ceremonies and tea ceremonies.
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This is an informal kimono for both married and unmarried women.
This can be used for any casual occasion such as shopping trips, dates and house parties.
There are many more styles of kimono, these are just a few.
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Want to own one? Well start saving, because a traditional silk kimono will set you back quite a bit.
They are also really tricky to put on, even Victorique from Gosick, couldn’t figure it out.
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