Let’s know more about Japanese “Kawaii” Kimono
Hi. I’m Yukako who lives in the northern part of Europe, and teach and tell people about Japanese traditional culture such as tea ceremony, kimono, etc. offline and online.
By the way, do you know what “Kawaii” means? It means “cute” or “pretty” in English. Although it’s a Japanese word, the word “Kawaii” is also getting to be famous and widely used even outside of Japan. For example, when girls describe how they think of Hello Kitty, then they may say “Kawaii~~!” So, today I want to share “Kawaii” Japanese traditional clothes Kimono with you because I like kimonos very much and want you guys to know more about how fashionable and “Kawaii” Kimonos are!
Let’s enjoy “Kawaii” Kimono more freely!
Kimono fashion mainly consist of two parts: Kimono and Obi belt. You also need pay attention to the colour and design of small items such as Han-eri (collar of Nagajuban), Obi accessaries (Obi-age, Obi-jime and Obi-dome).
Traditionally, we have strict rules for the combination of Kimono and Obi in terms of design, colour, quality and seasons, etc. Kimono and Obi have to be matched based on the rules. So, most people have been afraid of making mistakes for choosing the combination, then nowadays it became a bother to wear kimono in a daily life. I assume this is one of reasons why Japanese people stop wearing kimono daily, BUT this is nonsense to give up wearing such beautiful clothes for such reasons!! You should enjoy fashion more freely!! So, if you want to wear kimono, don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Please feel free and enjoy kimono as mush as you like!!
Here I share some “Kawaii” kimono styles with you, so please enjoy these beautiful as well as “Kawaii” kimono fashion and also hope you gain some inspiration from these styles!!