Kimono - the traditional dress of women in Japan

August 10, 2018 Off By because

Do you know, that kimono, with all the accessories it weighs even 20 kg, and the cut and color depends on the age of the woman and the season - let's take a look at the traditional clothing of Japanese women.

With a travel blog, it is worth taking a moment to describe the kimono, i.e. the traditional dress of women in Japan - because their color, cutting, the pattern fills the eyes with true subtlety and a beautiful shine. While the men in Japan work to death - see karoshi- women wear traditional clothes - kimonos ...

Cutting, the color and pattern depend on the age of the woman as well as the place where she is to arrive

The kimono is put on by traditional Japanese women (because geishas wear them every day ) only during important ceremonies family like: wedding, public holidays and especially the joyfully celebrated New Year. Cutting, the color and pattern depend on the age of the woman as well as the place where she is to arrive.

The young kimonos are beautiful and multi-colored, unmarried girls, while married women wear a much more subdued outfit. Kimonos are sewn from various materials, depending on the season of the year.

Kimonos have patterns depending on the month of the year ...

When it's warm in Japan, then more airy and silk kimonos dominate, and in winter they are sewn from several layers. Also, depending on the month, there is a different pattern that attracts attention and eye-catching on their pastel background. To take an example in the month of January, the pine motif is preferred, and in February, the pattern of the plum blossom is well seen,so that in the month of March our eyes could enjoy peaches, and April was decorated with cherry blossoms. So let's imagine, how wonderful it must look.

The whole kimono, with all the accessories it weighs even 20 kg!

The whole kimono, with all the accessories it weighs even 20 kg! Its main feature is wide on 1 meter and long at 6 -7 meters , obi belt decorated with silver and gold thread. At the back, it is carefully wrapped in a characteristic pillow called obimakura. In young women, it resembles an elaborately tied bow or a butterfly wrapped in pastels and it is called ruricho musubi.

Let's get to know the elements of a kimono - obijage, or i geta

Taking it a step further, let's look at the elements of a kimono, a sash called obijage. The feet of the Japanese women are decorated with white linen and fitted socks subject ( women buy a smaller size so that it flows tightly around their feet ), which are fastened with a few hooks inside. Flaps are put on them geta, in which moving is a real feat. The whole kimono is complemented by a precise hairstyle in exquisite bun which is adorned with a sophisticated buckle.

green tea

Just as kimonos are symbolically decorated, other industries also stress and pay attention to certain details, which Japan is famous for. In this country, green tea is a popular drink, because it has a lot of pro-health values, but also mint is added to confectionery, including cheesecakes and ice cream. Its delicate qualities are also appreciated in the perfume industry, where it goes to perfumed waters, like the plum blossom with a tempting fruity scent, subtle cherry blossom or magnolia- alluring, joyful and exciting, and all this is captured with a pinch of musk.

So, the travel blog says goodbye to Dear Readers, thanking you for your attention and sending heartfelt greetings on the dancing cherry petals.