Makes a stunning bridal/birthday gift or for someone special in your life, also great for photo shoot or anniversary, wedding or bridal party.
Care: Dry clean recommended
The kimono is perhaps the most iconic item of traditional Japanese clothing. Literally meaning "thing to wear" (着物), its roots can be traced back to the Nara Period (710-794), when aristocratic women of the imperial court wore clothes with stiff Chinese-style collars and long, cylindrical sleeves. As this attire adapted to the influences of the lifestyle and climate of Japan, it gradually became the kimono we see today, with interstitial variations including the highly ceremonial juuni-hitoe (十二単) and the simple kosode (小袖), a basic robe that can also be worn as an undergarment.
HOUMONGI (訪問着) The literal meaning of Houmongi is “visiting wear”. Both married and unmarried women wear these semi-formal kimonos. The pattern flows over the shoulder to the seams in the back and is visible on the sleeves and under the waist.