Wedding Kimono

Uchikake ~ a highly formal kimono worn by a bride or at a stage performance. It is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono (called kakeshita or kosode) and obi (sash), as a sort of coat.

桜流水に鞠花 kimono Japanese wedding

Cherry colorful painted on bright blue background luxury Iro-daKake that Temari is embroidered adorned with even more gorgeous bride Japan in Spring Time wedding theme


Ever wondered what it's like to be a Geisha? A traditional Japanese female entertainer? Wearing a beautiful Kimono? If so, this is the experience for you! In becoming a Geisha, you will be able to choose a kimono of your liking.

Oiran's Kimono: this is actually a pretty racy image, the back of the neck being thought of as particularly sexy, traditionally.

Oiran 花魁 - Japanese courtesans back in and century. There're no more Oiran in modern times but there're few Matsuri (festival) parading wearing Oiran costume. Be a geisha, be a geisha, be a geisha.


A woman dressed as an Oiran, a high class courtesan of the Edo period. I believe this one likely taken at the October Oiran Dochu parade in Nagoya.

浴衣美人 yukata beauty

打ち水 (uchimizu) is the custom of summertime, Japan, of sprinkling water to keep down dust and to cool pavements, done especially in front entrance of shops.