What is the Wedding Kimono?
The traditional Japanese wedding kimono is called the Wedding Kimono. The sleeves are long and reach down to the ankles. There are many types of Kimono, and each one is different. Kimonos are simpler for everyday wear than for formal events. Kimonos are usually made from silk and tied with an obi (large belt).
Where did the Japanese Wedding Kimono come from?
The garments used in China during the Wu Dynasty led to the creation of the Japanese Kimono and gofuku. The original Japanese Wedding Kimono was greatly influenced by the Han Chinese clothing and the silk robe. This was an older type of dress, worn before the Chinese Qing Dynasty in the middle 1600s. The Kimono changed with the changing rulers. After taking inspiration from the Chinese Kimono, a unique Japanese style of layering silk stoles was created.
Who is the inventor of the Kimono
In the Heian period (794-992), the first ancestor of Kimono was born. Straight cuts of fabric were gathered together to make a garment that could be worn by any body type. It was very easy to wear and adaptable. It was made into an unisex outerwear called Kosode by the Edo period (1603-1868).
What is the Japanese Kimono?
The Kimono, believed to be able to live for 1,000 years and to reside in the land of the immortals, is a symbol for longevity and good luck. Specific motifs can be used to signify virtues or other attributes, or to relate to the season or event where the Kimono bestows luck. Westerners associate the Japanese word “Kimono”with Japan’s image.
What has changed about the Kimono over time?
Kimonos, as we know them today, have changed greatly in design, fabric and wearability. Between the Nara period (710-794) and the Heian period (794-1192), Japanese women wore ensembles that included separate upper and lower garments (trousers, skirts or trousers), or one-piece pieces.
Kimono tradition is difficult to wear and very costly for the average person. To accommodate all seasons, newer Kimono designs are made from rayon, linen and polyester. They can be worn easily and allow for movement. These are less expensive than silk and have fewer layers.
What is the color of kimonos during seasons?
Spring is best for pale colors like light green, while summer is best for cool colors like lavender and dark blue. For autumn, colors should imitate the colors of the changing leaves. Winter is the time for bold colors such as black and red. Simple silk Wedding Kimonos are enhanced by intricate embroidery. Both men and women love to wear printed kimonos in light and dark colors. Men can wear a montsuki (a black silk kimono worn over white trousers) for formal occasions.