15 August 2013

Kimono - Japanese traditional clothing

Kimono in hirigana and kanji


Originally, "kimono" was the Japanese word for clothing. But now it is used specifically for Japanese traditional outfits. 

The Kimono came into being during the Heian period (794-1192). Nowadays, Japanese people rarely wear kimonos in everyday life, wearing kimonos for such occasions as weddings, funerals, tea ceremonies, or other special events, such as summer festivals.