Kimono History

Japanese Clothing

Kimono Fabric, Kimono Pattern & How to Make a Kimono

Kimono Patterns & Kimono Styles

How to Wear a Kimono

Japanese Obi & How to Tie an Obi Sash

Japanese Yukata - The Summer Kimono

Kimono Robe & Japanese Robes

How to wear a Kimono Robe and Japanese Robes

Men's Kimono

Hakama Pants

Japanese Shoes & Japanese Sandal Types 

Geta Sandals

Zori Sandals & Tatami Sandals

Tabi Socks

Children's Kimono

Wedding Kimono

Happi Coats & Japanese Festival Clothing

Favorite Links & Sources



The word kimono simply means things to wear and is pronounced kee-mo-no. The plural of kimono is simply kimono. The kimono has had a long history in Japan and the kimono has changed over time to reflect the society and culture of that period. 

Today, a Japanese woman usually owns only one kimono typically a furosode kimono which is worn for the coming of age ceremony on her 19th birthday. For weddings, the complete bridal kimono and kimono apparel is usually rented. Kimono are also very rarely worn as every day clothing anymore. Occasionally, if you go to a small rural town in Japan or one of small islands like Okinawa, you will see the traditional every day kimono worn by elders. To learn about the kimono history click the next button.