As you’ve seen we featured an artist (Kimono Momo) with products geared around kimono’s which are one of our faves! So why not put some facts about kimono’s for the contest.
A Kimono is the national costume of Japan and has the actual meaning of “something worn” aka clothes. Kimonos are T-shaped, straight-lined robes that fall to the ankle, with collars and full-length sleeves. The sleeves are commonly very wide at the wrist, as much as a half meter. Traditionally the robe is wrapped around the body with the left side over the right secured with a wide belt called an obi. An interesting fact — the only time the kimono is wraped with the right side over the left is for a burial.
An interesting post was written by Denise of Akemi Designs featured on the blog Asian Buzz. Take time to read this post as she summarizes her wonderful and inspiring attendance of a lecture on kimonos. You can also view beautiful pieces of work.
We want to thank Asian Buzz for allowing us to reference their post in this fact post.