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Japanese Tradition kimono
A Japanese tradition, the Kimono is created by craftsmen who have learned their skills over the years. Colored vividly with designs of flowers and birds, fascinated are those who wear one. (Updated 10/28)
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Erishin - 衿芯
(Collar: Thin piece of plastic or cardboard that serves as a collar stiffener)
Eridome - 衿どめ
(Clip: Help establish and retain the shape to the collar of the juban and kimono)
Obiita - 帯板
(Worn underneath the obi and prevents it from getting wrinkled)
Obishin - 帯芯
(Thick obi sash)
Obi-Makura - 帯枕
(Traditional Obi Pillow: Used for tying obi properly)
Kimono-Slips - 着物スリップ
(Slip: Used in place of a separate hadajuban and susoyoke)
Korin belt - コーリンベルト
(Belt: Help to secure the nagajuban and kimono)
Koshi-Himo sash - 腰紐
(Tied underneath kimono and prevent it from getting worn out of shape)
Sanjukarihimo - 三重仮紐
(Three-ply tie)
Date-jime - 伊達締め
(Belt: Wrapped around the waist over the top of the kimono fabric that hangs over the koshi-himo and is tied in the front)
Haorihimo - 羽織紐
(Tie: Touch to complete the jacket)
Hadagi - 肌着
(Cotton underclothes)
Hadajuban - 肌襦袢
(Thin garments similar to undershirts. They are worn by women under the nagajuban)
Haneri - 半襟
(A loosely stitched and removable collar: Worn on a juban kimono)
Belt - ベルト
Hosei-Pad - 補正パッド
(Pad)
Maeita - 前板
(A stiffening board for obi: Worn behind the sash at the front)
Hook and loop fastener - マジックベルト
Tabi - 足袋
(Socks: Split toed socks)


Select by colors

Navy - 紺
Black - 黒
Purple - 紫
Blue - 青
Green - 緑
Red - 赤
Rose Pink - 淡紅


Select by patterns

Stripes - 縞
Cross stripes - 格子
Checks - 市松
Splashed pattern - 絣
Tortoiseshell pattern - 亀甲
Arabesque - 唐草
Wave pattern - 波
Cloud pattern - 雲


Select by names

Yukata / Summer kimono - 浴衣
(Cotton kimonos without linings worn as bathrobes or as casual clothes for the summer)
Men's Kimono - 男性着物
Cotton Kimono - 木綿着物
Chemical-fiber Kimono - 化繊着物
Wool Kimono - ウール着物
Sleeve
Tsukesage-Komon - 付下げ小紋
(A type of kimono that is slightly less formal than ceremonial kimono. Patterned below the waist, usually one sleeve and often one shoulder)
Kishaku-tsukesage - 着尺付下げ
(A type of kimono not to connect patterns from right and left body of a garment and shoulder to sleeve, and to more light-hearted than ceremonial kimono.)
Komon - 小紋
(It's a casual Kimono, characterized by the design that is equally distributed throughout the kimono)
Tsukesage-Houmongi - 付下げ訪問着
(The visiting kimno. The pattern starts at the hem)
Iromuji - 色無地
(It's characterized with the material of one color (no designs, except for the pattern on the material))
Edo-Komon - 江戸小紋
(A type of komon characterized by tiny dots arranged in dense patterns that form larger designs.)
Houmongi - 訪問着
(It's for both married and unmarried women. It's formal, but it could be semi-casual. It's characterized by colorful designs on the back and the sleeves)
Irotomesode - 色留袖
(It's like Kurotomesode, but the background is not black. It's the second most formal kimono for married women)
Honfurisode - 本振袖
(The long sleeve kimono)
Kurotomesode - 黒留袖
(It has black background and colorful designs on the bottom. It's the most formal kimono for married women)
Furisode - 振袖
(It's characterized by long sleeves and colorful and bright designs. It's the most formal Kimono for unmarried women)
Atozome - 後染め
(dyed after weaving)
Sakizome - 先染め
(dyed before the weaving process)
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Kimono

Kimono
Obi (Kimono belt)

Obi (Kimono belt)
Obi sash, Obi band

Obi sash, Obi band

Bag

Bag
Japanese sandals

Japanese sandals
Long-sleeved Kimono

Long-sleeved Kimono

Female yukatas

Female yukatas
Hair Ornament

Hair Ornament
Obi

Obi
Kimono items by category
Semi-formal Kimono
Kimono

Varieties from formal kimono to casual ones
Obi
Obi

There are different kinds of obi for each kind of kimono
Nagajuban
Nagajuban

A kind of underwear for kimono
Obi band
Obi band

An important item for kimono from stylish and practical points of view
Obi sash
Obi sash

An item to make obi more stylish
Japanese sandals
Japanese sandals

High heels for formal kimono. Low heels for casual ones.
Bag
Bag

Many bags paired with Japanese Sandals
Tabi
Tabi

Socks for kimono
Koshi-Himo sash
Koshi-Himo sash

A few sashes will be used normally
Maeita
Maeita

A stiffening board for obi to prevent wrinkles
Obi-Makura
Obi-Makura

Used for tying obi properly
Date-jime
Date-jime

Wrapped around the waist over the top of the kimono fabric
Washcloth
Washcloth

Wide selections in colors and patterns
Kanzashi
Kanzashi

Hair ornaments used especially for Kimono
Netsuke
Netsuke

Corsage for kimono
Kimono Glossary

Mitake - 身丈

The length from shoulder to hem.
Kitake - 着丈

The length of a kimono.
Yuki - 裄

The width from the center of the back of the neck to the end of the sleeve.
Katahaba - 肩幅

The width of the shoulders.
Erikata-aki - 衿肩明き

The bottom of collar. Generally, men's is 9cm / Women's 5cm.
Eri-saki - 衿先

The collar end. The bottom short edge of collar. you may use the same fabric used for Erimawashi.
Kake-eri - 掛け襟

The collar protect kimono's collar from dirt. You may use for the same fabric used for collar and something different.
Sodetake - 袖丈

The length of sleeve. The length of sleeves. The end part of a collar.
Sodehaba - 袖幅

Sleeve width. From shoulder top to length you want the sleeve.
Sodetsuke - 袖付

The armhole seam. Attaching a sleeve to the body of kimono.
Sodeguchi - 袖口

Sleeve opening.
Sodeshita - 袖下

The length under collar.
Sodeyama - 袖山

The top of the sleeve. The borderline between Maemigoro and Ushiromigoro.
Miyatsuguchi - 身八つ口

Opening under armhole/ Slit under arm/armpit of women's kimono.
Okumi - 衽

The two parts at the front of the kimono running from collar to hem. Usually half the width of a bolt of silk.
Okumisaki - 衽先

The bottom short edge of collar. Also, called as 'Kensaki'.
Maemigoro - 前身頃

The front side panel.
Ushiromigoro - 後身頃

The back part of a kimono.
Hakkake - 八掛

The inside cloth used around cuff and hem. It should be matching with the color of the kimono fabric.
Ohashori - おはしょり

The layer around the waist. It depends on the person but generally 18cm.
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