Japan is a country that receives millions of tourists annually given that its history, language and cuisine attract many people to visit this amazing Asian nation. Speaking about their cultural heritage, traditional clothing is a very important part of it which is why you may identify the kimono as a Japanese symbol.
The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment that can be worn by women, men and children. Nowadays, there are few Japanese people that wear the kimono on a regular basis. Most of the Japanese wear it for special occasions such as weddings, ceremonies, or other exclusive events. The literal meaning of the word kimono is “thing to wear”. A Kimono is a straight-line-cut robe with long and wide sleeves that is worn with a sash. There are different styles of kimonos and the one you can wear depends on your marital status or on the event you are attending. For instance, single women wear a kimono that has longer sleeves. On the other hand, geisha wear a particular type of kimono called susohiki.
If you find Japan’s culture fascinating we have good news for you! You don’t have to go all the way to Asia in order to be part of this captivating culture; instead, you can bring Japan home by wearing a gorgeous Kimono. Pick your Japanese costume from an assorted selection where you will find fashionable designs for girls and for women. Take a look at the Madame Butterfly Costume which includes a spectacular bell-sleeved kimono with a gold waist sash that you can match with geisha fan or with a jade parasol to complete your Japanese look!