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Japanese kimonos: Their types and traditions attached to them.

BY: Deena David | Category: Others | Post Date: 2010-01-27

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The kimonos are the traditional costume of the Japanese people. There are many types of kimonos that are worn by the people of Japan. Some of these kimonos are very colorful and the other kimonos are simple with dull patterns. Even the difference on the kimono will help a person to make out if a lady is married or not. These are the variations that are present in kimonos.

Kimonos are basically a type of dress that looks like a robe. The kimonos usually flow from the neck to the ankle. They also cover the hands up to the wrist. There are various types of kimonos and the variation can be seen in the length of the kimonos, the fabric of the kimonos and also in the type of the kimonos.

Traditional kimonos:

Almost all the families in Japan own a kimono. There are families where they have a kimono for each person in the family. This also helps to make out the wealth of the family because kimonos are very expensive. In fact even an ordinary kimono will cost about $10,000. The kimonos that are made from the best material can be as costly as $20,000 or more.

Kimonos are traditionally worn by the family of the king during all rituals. This ritualistic wear has made it possible for the family of the king to look apart from all the others as the kimonos worn by them are made from the best material and are a class apart.

Kimonos are also worn by all sumo wrestlers. These days, there are sumo wrestlers from every part of the world. This has made the kimono also to be worn by people from various parts of the world. In fact the kimonos are made in all parts of the world, but the fabric from which these kimonos are made are very good in Japan and so the fabric is imported by other countries where the kimonos are made.

Patterns and colors of the kimonos:

The patterns and also the colors that are used in the kimonos are very unique. This is because of the culture and the tradition that is attached to the kimonos. All people wear kimonos during their festivals. The kimonos that are worn by women are more colorful and they also have a lot of patterns on them.

Men wear a different kind of kimono that makes them apart from women. The kimonos that men wear are cut differently and this also is usually differentiated from the ones that women wear by the difference in the colors and also the patters.

Many kimonos have various attachments to them too. Some of the kimonos have a rope tying the kimono at the back so that it is held back at the waist. The various are so many that it is very difficult to list them all.

These are the variations in the kimonos and the various types of kimonos worn by the Japanese people which are their traditional costume that is also being worn in many other parts of the world because of the fashion statement that it makes.

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