Kitsuke: The Charm of Japanese Kimono
Originally, Kimono (着物) was the Japanese word for clothing. But in recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing.
It became very popular because of its well known beauty and designs but did you know that there are several kinds of kimono, as well as different kinds for different occasions and whether they are dyed or woven, the kimono have a sort of hierarchy.
The formal Kimono are Furisode, Mofuku, Homongi, Uchikake and Tomesode, which is the most formal type of kimono, mostly worn by a married Japanese woman.
In Japan, marital status is very important when choosing the right kimono, single Japanese women on the other hand, can choose to wear either the Furisode or Homongi.
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