Black Kimono Coordination

Black is easily one of the most beloved colors. Alas, when it comes to Japanese kimono black is generally reserved for formal occasions. More so, solid black is called mofuku which is considered funeral attire for mourning. The Japanese have made it politely clear that mofuku should not be casually worn, and is reserved for mourning. So what is a lover of the color black to do? Fear not, it is possible to rock out your little heart decked out in your favorite color black! The key is to make certain that the attire is not solid black, so no mufuku. Such items do in fact exist. Further more, to demonstrate the point one of our favorite Japanese kimono bloggers known as Asagiri Kimono recently showed off her black coordination, and we LOVE IT. This is a great example of how you can wear black and NOT wear mofuku. Though it may not be obvious due to small fine details, there is nothing mofuku in her attire. The obijime has small faint red details, and even her juban has black and white.

Remember, solid black is mofuku and the Japanese have politely requested that out of respect please do not wear their attire which is reserved for mourning.

You can check out our selection of authentic Japanese kimono in out online kimono store. We have a great selection of authentic kimono, obi, haori, and more.

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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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