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Kimono : No ordinary dress
Kimono
No ordinary dress
Cameo B., March 31, 2008
Woman in Kimono_Tokyo_Klein Dunn
Woman in Kimono_Tokyo_Klein Dunn
 
If you consider the white wedding dress a fashion item, and our fashion industry certainly does. Then you would have to consider the kimono a fashion item too. Most modern Japanese women do not wear the kimono as an everyday item, but it is still a very important part of a Japanese woman's wardrobe. The kimono is a form of traditional Japanese clothing that people used to wear in every day life until in the middle of 19th century (the opening of the Japan to the rest of the world). Today kimono are mainly worn for special occasions or events, but in a major Japanese city you can still see some Japanese women wearing them. There are many different kinds of kimono. They are all different in design, who wears them, when and why. The kimono has had a long history in Japan and the kimono has changed over time to reflect the society and culture of that period.

Kimono for woman_Showa period, 1930-1950_Montgomery Collection
Kimono for woman_Showa period, 1930-1950_Montgomery Collection
 
Kimono for woman_Showa period, 1930-1950_Montgomery Collection
Kimono for woman_Showa period, 1930-1950_Montgomery Collection
 
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