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Japanese kimono, representation of a culture
Do you love Japanese culture? Ever wanted to have your own kimono? Don't hesitate to also check our anime kimono collection. It's time to swap your bathrobe for the traditional Japanese dress.
This Japanese garment has been worn for hundreds of years and remains fully rooted in Japanese fashion even today.
Whether it's for a stay in the Japanese archipelago, a cosplay evening or if your wardrobe lacks a comfortable outfit for the weekend, our selection of men's kimono has been designed to meet all your expectations.
WHAT IS japanese kimono?
Kimonos are long-sleeved T-shaped robes hand-sewn from 4 unique pieces of fabric, traditionally tied with an obi sash. Made mainly of silk or raffia fiber, lined or not depending on the heat, they are starting to take root in the Western style!
Originally worn over a nagajuban or juban, the men's kimono can however be worn perfectly with a black t-shirt and jeans if the streetwear and casual style is your cup of tea!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A KIMONO AND A YUKATA?
Often confused, the Kimono and the Yukata are Japanese clothes although they look very similar have notable differences that all lovers of Japanese culture should be able to recognize. First, the big difference between the kimono and the yukata is in the fabric. Indeed, traditionally, the kimono was made from a more sophisticated and luxurious fabric such as silk or brocade.
Even today, traditional kimonos are made from high quality fabrics and are often adorned with embroidery or weaving in gold and silver thread. In comparison, the yukata was made from cotton or linen so that the fabric was light, breathable, able to promote the evaporation of body moisture and keep you cool. It is therefore much more affordable than the kimono.
Second, wearing the traditional Kimono requires wearing at least 2 underlayments of clothing, including the Nagajuban, a kind of internal lining that prevents the Kimono from soaking up sweat due to the material used in its manufacture.
The history of the japanese kimono
The earliest manifestations of kimono-like clothing in Japan were traditional Chinese clothing introduced to Japan through Chinese emissaries during the Kofun era. Due to immigration between the two countries and court envoys in the Tang Dynasty, Chinese clothing styles, appearance, and culture became extremely popular within Japanese culture. The Japanese imperial court quickly adopted Chinese clothing styles.
Today, the vast majority of Japanese people wear Western clothing on a daily basis, and are more likely to wear a kimono either on formal occasions like wedding ceremonies and funerals, or on summer events, where the standard kimono is easy to wear. In the Western world, women's kimono-style jackets called Haori, which resemble a casual cardigan, caught the public's attention as a popular fashion item in 2014.