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Hikizuri means “trailing skirt” and the kimono got this name because of its length. The gorgeous fabric flow elegantly. In contrast to other kimono types, Hikizuri kimono is mainly worn by geisha, maiko or stage performers of traditional Japanese dance.
What is a kimono?
Kimono literally means “something that is worn”, and there are many Japanese Kimono types for different occasions. The basis of the kimono is, of course, the kimono robe itself. There are various kimono styles, patterns, and colors to match the seasons. However, there is also a stark difference in Japanese kimono types.
How many different types of furisode kimono are there?
Often the furisode kimono type come with very dramatic designs meant to catch the eye. There are actually three different furisode kimono types with different sleeve lengths; the Kofurisode (小振袖) with short sleeves, the Chu-furisode (中振袖) with medium sleeves and the Ofurisode (大振袖) with sleeves almost reaching the ground.
Who wears kimono in Japan?
In contrast to other kimono types, Hikizuri kimono is mainly worn by geisha, maiko or stage performers of traditional Japanese dance. With modern times, women had more opportunities to leave the house which resulted in the current kimono styles that requires folding the extra fabric around the waist.
Can I wear Kuro Tomesode?
The black variety , Kuro Tomesode, are only worn by married women. However, the colorful Iro Tomesode may be worn by unmarried women. Of course, the Tomesode make an appearance at formal events like weddings and tea ceremonies. Among other kimono types, it is one of the most stunning.
Why do Iro Muji fly out of the closet?
Because the design is not too flashy, it does not disrupt solemn events or draw too much attention to the wearer. However, that doesn’t mean they are only worn on sad occasions. Iro Muji often fly out of the closet for family celebrations or graduation ceremonies.
What is the difference between Chu Furisode and Ofurisode?
Chu-furisode have become more popular with young women. Unlike the Ofurisode, they do not have any padding on the inside. As a result, they are lighter and cooler.
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