Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The kimono post [Kimono Mom]

Though we think of the kimono as somehow symbolic of (traditional) Japan, very few Japanese women wear them regularly – sometimes on special occasions once or twice a year, but that’s it. A decent silk kimono is also expensive, $2000 or so, and the price can climb into six figures for elaborate ones.

Kimono, however, are standard dress for geisha. Thus Moe has quite a collection of them – in some of the videos you can see a chest with wide shallow drawers for storing her kimonos. I assume she has kimonos appropriate for all seasons and of various levels of formality as appropriate to the occasion.

What Are The 4 Differences Between KIMONO & YUKATA? When & How The 13 Types of Kimono Are Worn

13 Types!

At 6:58: “Kimono dresser is a national qualification approved by the ministry of health labor and welfare. In order to apply for the first class qualification it takes at least five years of work experience.”

5 years!

From the YouTube description:

I know that many people around the world who are hoping to travel to Japan someday, have “wear a kimono” on their to-do list. Kimono are a traditional kind of Japanese clothes, and its colors and designs are very beautiful.

But, have you ever heard of “yukata?” They are often worn by young boys and girls at summer festivals, or at ryokan style hotels. When you take a look at the two… they look almost identical. But, how are they different?

So today, as a man wearing kimonos almost everyday and has a wife training in kimono dressing, I will explain about the 4 main differences between kimono and yukata. At the end of the video, I will briefly explain about the 13 kinds of women’s Japanese traditional clothes too, so I hope you can stick around till the end.

0:00 Let's START!
1:34 1. When they are worn
3:59 2. What they are made from
5:06 3. What you wear together with them
6:33 4. How to wear them
7:44 The 13 different kinds of kimono
10:22 Today’s conclusion
12:40 “Omake” talk

FINALLY😭💓Sutan wears a Kimono!|Christmas Miracle|Roast Beef Recipe

Moe and Moto had gotten a kimono for Sutan for her first Shichi-Go-San, but she was unwilling to wear it at that time. By Christmas, though, she was ready.

From Wikipedia:

Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. 'seven-five-three') is a traditional Japanese rite of passage and festival day for three- and seven-year-old girls, five-year-old and sometimes three-year-old boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend.

How to wear Kimono [Kimono Mom]

Azumanga Daioh Episode 14 Subbed - The Ocean Kimonos And Party

Azumanga Daioh is one of my favorite anime series. The series follows six school girls and two of their teachers on their daily lives. In this episode the group goes to a summer home on the beach. It belongs to the (wealthy) family of Chiyo Mihama, who is a prodigy and thus smaller than the others. 

They’ve all brought summer kimonos to wear to a summer festival. But only Chiyo-chan and Sakaki know how to put a kimono on (c. 14:21). The teachers don’t and are embarrassed that their students have to show them how to dress. At about 15:48 we see them going to the festival in their kimonos.

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