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This site is dedicated to all who like Japanese kimono style fashions: Women who wear a kimono or a yukata, men who adore it and find it extremely sexy, or women who think about cosplaying in Japan oriented outfits.
Kimonos are robe-like dress traditionally worn in Japan. The term Kimono basically means “Japanese style clothing”, usually falls till the ankle, and has collars and long-length sleeves. They may either be simple with understated patterns or heavily embroidered with intricate designs.
This outfits are supposed to be wrapped around the body with the left overlapping the right side, and are secured with a wide belt that is tied at the back. This belt is called as Obi. Japanese Kimono is somewhat difficult to be worn without someone’s helping.
There are some types of Japanese Kimonos, Kurotomesode (the wedding trousseau), Furisode, Irotomesode, Homongi, Tsukesage, Iromuji, Komon and Yukata. The Yukata is made out of cotton and is usually worn in the summertime. The others are generally made out of silk with complicated designs and are worn for occasions.
Japanese kimono are traditional garments, with a history dating back over 1,000 yeares in Japan. Basically kimonos have been worn only on special occasions. But nowadays, many young women enjoy the kimono and yukata fashion in their individualistic styles in Japan.
Articles : Japanese Kimono
In Japan, the yukata is an informal cotton kimono robe worn to the bath or in summer. Since the late 1990s, Japanese yukata have experienced a bit of a revival, and many young women now wear them in summer in personally distinctive ways not limited by tradition.
Articles : Japanese kimono robe - Yukata
Hairstyles which suit with kimono and yukata outfits. Updo-hair which show the lines of the face shapely are most popular hairstyle. It may be good idea for adding some Japanese flavor to wear kanzashi hair accessories with. This type of hairstyles are very easy to were.
Articles : Japanese kimono hairstyle
Japanese kimono is generally accompanied with matching traditional accessories. These include Japanese wooden sandals (Geta), divided or undivided skirts worn by men (Hakama), hip or thigh length coats (Haori), a twelve layered robe worn by women (Junihitoe), under-Kimono wear (Hiyoku), hair ornaments (Kanzashi), socks (Tabi), straw sandals (Waraji) and cloth, leather or grass woven sandals (Zori).