Casual Women's Japanese Kimono
Kimono Kitsuke Accessories:
3 himo, 1 juban with haneri, 1 nagoya obi, 1 obi-ita, 1 makura, 1 obiage, 1 obijime, 1 erishin
The Japanese kimono (着物) are a long-standing cultural icon of Japan that is encased in centuries of heritage and rich symbolism. Our selection of casual women's Japanese kimono is the largest on our site, with our selection of women's yukata being second. We aim to add 5 to 20 new kimono a week to this selection to ensure it is always fresh with something new to offer our customers. The selection we offer includes a wonderful variety of classic Japanese themes including popular designs such as cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum flowers, frolicking rabbits, ducks, and more. The designs on a kimono have cultural meaning and can be used to express emotions and reflect heavily upon the person wearing the kimono. To illustrate the point here are a few examples of symbolism on kimono. Ducks are associated with a long and happy marriage. Rabbits are most commonly tied to fertility when the rabbit is white and with waves, the full moon, and the New Year. Cherry blossoms are among one of the most popular designs, their symbolism, however, is more somber as it represents the short and delicate nature of life and beauty. Understanding the symbolism expressed on a kimono will greatly enrich anyone experience when purchasing, viewing or wearing a traditional kimono.
Japanese Kimono Formality
There are various kinds of kimono. Though the construction is the same for all kimono, the designs are what decides the type of kimono it is. Casual women's kimono generally have an overall design and can be lined or unlined. These kimono are considered slightly more formal than yukata but are less formal than the likes of Houmongi, or even more formal kimono types such as Furisode and Kurotomesode.
Women's Versus Men's Japanese Kimono
Men and women generally wear different designs, and their kimono vary slightly. The fit of a woman's kimono and the manner in which it is worn is different from a man's style. The most obvious difference between the genders is simply the armpit. A female kimono has an open armpit, while a male kimono has a closed armpit. Women's attire is typically much more colorful, and require more accessories to be worn traditionally. When purchasing your kimono it is important to understand the gender desired for the manner in which it will be worn, because that will influence the sizing, and manner in which it is put on, as well as the accessories required.
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There are a wide variety of cultural events within Japan, and around the world in which kimono are worn to. Kimono can serve either as a traditional attire or even as ornamental aspects of interior design. Many of our kimono are purchased for wearing in a traditional manner and are worn to a variety of well-known festivals around the United States of America such as the DC Cherry Blossom Festival, the Chicago Ginza Festival, and more. Yukata are by far our best seller for wearing to outdoor summer festivals. Cosplay is another large factor in our sales. Kimono are present in popular Anime and Manga series, which are a key influencing factor for costumers who attend anime conventions around the world. Although most people in Japan no longer wear kimono for daily clothing, there are several major occasions in which wearing kimono is customary. In Japan, there are several significant events observed in which kimono are the norm and are worn.
Kimonos are worn at Graduation Ceremonies – To reveal the richness of the culture, one of the platforms would be a memorable day such as when a person graduates from college or University. Both men and women would like to wear a Kimono coupled with Hakama.
The Shichigosan Ceremony – This is inarguably usually the first opportunity for a young one to try on a Kimono. It is the festival where children’s age and growth in the family is celebrated. So traditionally, a Kimono attire will perfect the celebration.
Other Events and Occasions which include Wedding ceremonies, Kyudo Archery contest, Japanese Stores - When you attend Japanese events, don’t be surprised to find both the bride and the groom in Kimonos, coupled with several guests, even while living in the diaspora. The attire is also very common in Japanese restaurants as their official uniforms.
For almost a decade, Ohio Kimono LLC has been in the business of delivering authentic Kimono to our customers in the US. We have partners in Japan from whom we pick up designs that we admire and then they ship the goods to us. Here at Ohio Kimono, you can get them at highly affordable prices. We stock each time, over a thousand unique models of the Kimono, available for you in our online store. You can get unique imported Kimono products from us for that memorable event of yours. Ohio Kimono deliver both brand new unique materials as well as mildly used ones, all in unique and unusual materials. You can now order our products online after selecting the most impressive designs you might love from our stock.
Common Questions About Kimono
What is a Japanese Kimono?
The Kimono is a conventional Japanese article of clothing which used to be worn by men and women in Japan. There are many types of Kimono used for different occasions. Men and Women wear Kimono to attend traditional events like Weddings, Graduation Ceremony, Tea Ceremony and more. Kimono have a wide range of accessories worn with them such as obi, haori, juban, koshihimo and more.
Is there a difference between kimono and yukata?
Yukata are a kind of Japanese kimono, they are informal and worn by either gender. Yukuta are made of cotton which makes it suitable for daily use. In the past, people of Japan used to wear Yukata at night or after baths to cool themselves. Today yukata are casual attire suitable to wear to festivals, and other casual social occassions.
How much do traditional kimono cost in Japan?
A Traditional Japanese kimono price depends on many factors like design, fabric quality, and dye process. In Japan kimono can go for as high as several thousand dollars each, without accessories such as an obi or juban.When we price our kimono we account for several factors: type of kimono, design on the kimono, and the condition of the kimono. Kimono can be made from various kinds of fabric such as cotton, wool, silk, rayon, and even polyester. Our prices start at just $20.
What accessories are worn with women's kimono?
Many people may be surprised to discover that Japanesed kimono require a variety of accessories to be worn in a traditional manner. Kitsuke is the art of dressing in and wearing a kimono. Contrary to popular belief the obi does not hold the kimono on the body, but rather koshihimo hold the kimono on.
The accesories will vary based on the formality of the clothing they are worn with. There are formal obi, obijime, and more. Further more, outfits that are built around the likes of a yukata require less accessories than more formal ones.
What do you wear under Japanese kimono?
It is a common misconception that nothing is worn under Japanese kimono. Traditional kimono are worn in layers, and modesty is very important. The primary purpose of many of these layers is in fact to protect the kimono from the natural oils present on the human body. A juban is the most common thing worn under most kimono regardless of gender. The only kimono exemt from the juban would be onsen kimono, and yukata,
Collar Styles On Traditional Kimono
On the descriptive text for each Japanese kimono in stock, you will notice an area dedicated to the collar. Collars on authentic kimono come in full width or half width styles. The full-width collar is meant to be worn folded in half with a eri-shin collar stiffener on the inside of it. The half-width kimono collars are worn as is and do not typically require an eri-shin. Many full-width collars had added to them snaps on the inside, or pull strings which make adding in an eri-shin easier.
Lined & Unlined Japanese Kimono
Traditional kimono can be lined, or unlined on the inside. Ultimately this influences the weather in which the kimono is worn because lined kimono are warmer to wear than unlined ones. Yukata, for example, are always unlined because they are meant to be worn during warmer seasons. A juban is almost always worn under Japanese kimono.
Check out the rest of our kimono store!
Explore other sections of our Kimono Store and have a look at our catalog and choose from 1200+ designs. We will get it delivered straight to you in no time. Our customer service is also readily available to take your special orders and help you find the perfect kimono Check and select the appropriate sizes for your kids as well and give them a swell-time. When you order for a Kimono above $60, you get Free Shipping on your order. You can also visit us at Japanese Festivals, and Anime Conventions happening all around the country. We frequently attend events in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon, New York, and Pennsylvania.