Japan Kimonos

We noticed the Kimonos, but put it together pretty quickly, that these are only worn at special locations. If we were at Disney or a Temple or an event we saw Kimonos. Here are a few pictures we saw.

The kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. The word kimono literally means ki (着 “wearing”, specifically on the upper body) + mono (物 “thing”).

31 responses to “Japan Kimonos”

  1. I do associate Kimonos with Japan far more than anything.

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    1. It was beautiful to see them walking and sometimes men as well, but only if in a couple.

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  2. Wow! Beautiful! Is it true, it’s really hard to wear?

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    1. It looked like it, we went to a shop and tried some on, they were heavy in quality fabric and I am sure you could faster at it, but complex to put on.

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    2. Oh, one more thing, heavy fabric – and it is super hot/humid there.

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      1. I thought that the “yukata” is a lighter version of a kimono for summer. Even then, the body is largely covered.

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      2. We sat right next them and it looked super high quality thick, but were could be wrong, were not experts for sure

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  3. That is a really large vending machine!

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    1. Yeah, it is, but also she is small in size and they are everywhere these vending machines, they sell a lot of tea, but also soda and alcohol as well.

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  4. So there is one fabric pattern that is repeated in several photos. Is this the same girl or is that just a really popular pattern? These are great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. There were two girls wearing the same pattern at different locations, BUT – maybe it was the same girl and we just showed up at the same locations on the same day.

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  5. Ooh, I’d love to wear one! 😀 It can be quite pretty.

    My hubby would love to go to Japan. It seems too costly though, even the airfares.

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    1. We got a ticket for ~$900 but we left from Toronto, which is about a 3 hour drive from our home in Michigan. I noticed on Travelocity you can find deals if you sign up for the watch, and I see awesome deals on Travelzoo all the time.

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      1. Thank you for the tip there. I’ll check them out. We think the US of A has better prices than South Africa. Hubby and I said we will use a VPN to hide we’re in SA and see if we can get better deals. 😊 I will definitely check Travelocity and Travelzoo. Thanks a mil!

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  6. Beautiful pics🤩 Thanks for sharing!! 👍

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  7. Nice

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    1. Thanks Mark, I’ll text this week, maybe we can get together – we keep missing each other.

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  8. Exceptionally beautiful and colourful:)

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  9. They are gorgeous! My daughter has a pretty unique style of dress and has several, one of which she will adapt to wear to a live role playing event this weekend. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Cool, is the event comic con style, or thru school?

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      1. More of a LARP. She’s in her 40s 🙂 🙂

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      2. Still super fun, we go to a renaissance festival and comic cons, and sometimes dress up

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  10. Not only are the kimonos made from beautiful fabrics, but the multi-looped cummerbunds create an eye-catching finish–at the back! Thank you for the lovely photos, and for becoming a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I hope you’ll find the posts meaningful whenever you’re able to visit!

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  11. Wonderful. I like and i share !

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    1. Thanks, it was so cool to see them walking everywhere

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  12. In summer, young female wear ‘Yukata’ for some events.

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  13. Mulan is the first thing that I think about when I see this

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    1. We love Mulan in our house. The daughters love her because she’s one of the first Disney characters that Kick-Butt herself without having to be saved by the prince

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      1. Very true and the Eddie Murphey dragon helps. Haha…

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