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'The Book Of Kimono - The Complete Guide To Style And Wear' is easily the #1 book recommended to anyone new to wearing Japanese kimono. This book is found in many private collections and is considered a cornerstone to understanding and learning about Japanese Kimono. This book covers a variety of topics including types of kimono and obi, formalities, dressing, and more.


  • Book Condition: Gently used, minor flaws. Many of these books are copies that were owned by libraries, and so they might have some stickers or library markers on them. This book is out of print.
  • Author: Norio Yamana


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The Book Of Kimono

  • The act of putting on a kimono can be compared to art, a dance, or even a sort of ritual. One of the most common misconceptions about Japanese kimono that a complete outfit is composed of only a kimono and obi. In truth, to wear a kimono in a culturally respectful manner there are a variety of accessories that are hidden within the kimono and obi that give the kimono their elegant presentation and form.

    The most universal kimono accessories are koshihimo. Koshihimo are the long cords that are used to physically tie a kimono onto a persons body. As a quick rule of thumb the more formal the type of kimono, the more accessories and parts for wearing it.

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