2014年11月20日木曜日

07.The Kimono


     The Kimono is Japanese traditional clothes. It is also called Wafuku (和服). Most Japanese have worn Kimono in daily life for about 1200 years. After W.W.2, the government in Meiji period (明治時代) promoted westernization and people began to wear western style clothes instead of the Kimono. Since then, few people have worn the Kimono in their daily life, but most of Japanese wear it in some events such as Shichi-go-san (七五三) and Seijin-shiki (成人式). Shichi-go-san is the event to celebrate children’s growth. Children beautifully dressed up in the Kimono go to a shrine and have a ritual. Seijin-shiki is the ceremony to celebrate people who turned the age of 20 and became members of society. Women wear a special Kimono”Furisode (振袖)”,whose sleeve are so long compared to the other Kimono. I wear it in my Facebook profile photo. We wear the Kimono in the celebration.(Sorry, I can't eliminate these underline...><)






     You may know Yukata as a Japanese clothes. It is similar to the Kimono but there is a little bit difference. We wear it only in summer because it’s thin compared to the Kimono. Also, it is casual wear than the Kimono. We usually wear it and go to firework festival.

     You may think it is hard to wear. Honestly, however, I think it’s not so hard to put on a Kimono although it takes a little bit a while. I also feel more cool and comfortable when I wear Yukata compared to when I wear usual clothes on hot day in summer.





     I love the Kimono and other Japanese traditional garments. If you have chance, try to put it on! 










13 件のコメント:

  1. I think the Kimono is really a special and identical tradition clothes of Japan.
    By the way, the girls wearing Kimono are usually attractiveXD

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    1. I think so too!! Thank you for commenting:)

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  2. 着物 is really beautiful, like a paint, consisted of variety of colors. In Kyoto, I can see people wearing it everywhere. I also go to a museum where exhibit 十二単, really impressive. The last photo is hanami ? I really want to see cherry blossom ><

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    1. Yeah, It's art. I want to go that museum too XD
      I think the last photo is the look of people waiting for fireworks because it is too cold to wear the Yukata in hanami season... Thank you for commenting!

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    2. Oh really :D I make a mistake

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  3. It's so cute~.I have once gone to Japan,and wear it.I really like the feeling of it.

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    1. Wow, have you experienced? It's nice:) Thank you for commenting!

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  4. People wearing kimono looks more mature, but is it comfortable to wear?

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  5. The Kimono is so beautiful. I think it can really be a important point in the culture of Japan.

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  6. The kimono is so beautiful to show the fitness figure of a girl!

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  7. Though I have been to Japan twice and eager to wear kimono, I still have no experience of it. Q_Q

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  8. Kimono is very beautiful!!!!That Japanese girl wear the kimono look desirable

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