Discover the history of kimono, the Japanese national dress where it came from

history of kimono

Starting from the Nara period (AD 710 – 794), before the kimono became popular. The Japanese often wear the same top and bottom pieces or the same fabric.

Later in the Heian period (794 – 1192 AD) This is the beginning of wearing a kimono. The Japanese developed a technique for cutting clothes by cutting the fabric in straight lines. to make them easy to wear and tailored to suit the season This convenience made kimonos spread quickly. by the fashion industry at that time The kimono will be colorful. Mix and match colors to suit the climate and social class. This is considered to be the period in which the series developed the most in terms of colour.

Arrived in the Kamakura period (1338 – 1573 AD) Both women and men tend to wear colorful kimonos. As a warrior, you will need to wear very flashy clothes to show leadership.

During the Edo period (1600-1868) During this period, each samurai warrior dressed separately according to their own group, called a “dress” This dress was divided into 3 parts: kimono, kamishimo, a cloth dress to cover the kimono. And pants that look like separate samurai kimonos need to be very neat. So, this was the period when the kimono was developed to the next level. until it is a piece of art

Until the Meiji period (1868 – 1912) until today Japan is more influenced by foreigners. The Japanese changed to wearing general clothes in daily life. Only those who wear kimonos in everyday life are those who practice traditional Japanese arts. Or just wear it for ceremonies such as weddings, New Years, coming of age celebrations, etc. For this reason, few people can wear kimono themselves. It is even classified as one of the virtues of Japanese women’s bride preparation.

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