Komon

KOMON is a kind of everyday wear, and the class is slightly higher than TSUMUGI.

This is usually worn when you want to dress up a little. One of the charactaristics is that it is dyed with the same pattern.

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Tsumugi

TSUMUGI is a kind of everyday wear, so this is not suitable for formal occasions. This is usually worn when you go shopping, to theaters, and lunch with friends.

Most famouse TSUMUGI producing districts are OSHIMA, YUKI, SHIOZAWA.

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Houmonngi

HOUMONGI is worn by both married and unmarried women attends such as wedding ceremonies and formal parties.

This is gorgeous kimono which is covered with beautiful patterns.

This kimono's class is slightly higher than TSUKESAGE kimono.


Tsukesage

TSUKESAGE is worn by both married and unmarried women, which is the same as HOUMONGI but a little more casual. Depending on the obi-belt's class.

This could be worn for either formal parties such as wedding ceremonies, and occasions such as going out to the theaters and special dinners.


Furisode

FURISODE is a prime formal kimono for unmarried woman. and brilliant characteristic especially with its long sleeves. FURISODE is one of the most beautiful kimono for young women. It is usually worn occasions such as attending formal parties like Seijinshiki (the coming of age ceremony in Japan) and wedding celebrations.


Iromuji

IROMUJI is a plain kimono of color other than black with no patterns woven in. The kimono with KAMON (family marks) can be worn as a formal kimono, without KAMON is worn as a casual.


Edokomon

EDO-KOMON is characterized by dyed using a paper pattern. You cannot see the big difference between EDO-KOMON and IROMUJI from a distance.

It depends on design, but EDO-KOMON exhibits a high formality because it used to be worn by a feudal lord.

For that reason, the EDO-KOMON can be worn as fromal or full dress with luxurious obi belt.


Tomesode

TOMESODE is a prime formal kimono for married woman. It has several excellent characteristics, such as patterns around the bottom edge and five family marks. Especially Brack TOMESODE is usually worn for wedding ceremonies for the woman's children and relatives.


Yukata

YUKATA is one of the seasonal charms of summer in Japan now a days.

People wear YUKATA during festival, fireworks show, bon-odori and so on...

It is an informal cotton kimono for summer wear.

Recently, traditional yukata designs have been popular among young women.


Hakama

During the Meiji and Taisho periods, a style of wearing a pleated skirt over kimono was very popular among female students as their daily attire in school. Now a days, many women wear hakama during their graduation ceremony.

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