Japanese Kimono Japan

Japanese Kimono as Art,Japan - In studying the making of traditional Japanese clothing it seems to as ritualistic as the tea ceremony. I believe in progress but the old customs, the art of creating, hopefully will never be lost to Japan.


[ Yet to be determined obi and musubi! But suspect Nagoya obi used for TAIKO (drum) musubi, with two ear twists 😀 ]


This beautiful UCHUKAKE is usually brocaded or embroidered with the motif of congratulations such as cranes, pines, and a bounty of flowers. It is believed that UCHIKAKE started to be worn by the high-clas


A woman in a kimono in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto has been the long-time center of Japan's traditional arts.

Kimono-hime issue 10. Fashion shoot page 4. by Satomi Grim, via Flickr

Kimono Hime book 10 scan by Satomi Grim. An apron and no juban, with wrinkled kitsuke, high heels, straw hat and drooping sleeves, gives this kimono the look of a dress (in the kitchen?) rather than a rigidly constructed stiff garment.

Black stripe kimono with cat accent

A contemporary kimono ensemble for the cat lover in you! While we usually turn our now up at the trend of “matching” kimono and obi and accessories because it ignores the elegance and subtlety of.