Japanese Kimono

Casual Women's Japanese Kimono

Kimono Kitsuke Accessories:

3 koshihimo, 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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Who wears Japanese Kimono? Where do you wear kimono?

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.

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. 

About Us

Since 2009 we have been dedicated to sharing with others our passion for traditional kimono , haori , and kimono culture. Our main warehouse is located in Ohio, which means USA orders ship quickly and arrive in only a few business days. Much of our authentic stock comes from Kyoto, and Nagoya Japan. You can also visit our traveling Japanese kimono boutique in person.

 

We feel that Japanese kimono make an elegant statement that anyone can appreciate. The diverse selection of authentic silk kimono in stock are among the more prized textiles we offer, which make ideal gifts for wearing in a traditional manner, and also as opulent loungewear.

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