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Introduction to Seijinshiki Seijinshiki is the coming-of-age ceremony for Japanese people turning 20. In Japan, 20 is the age at which you can legally smoke, drink, drive, and go to prison, so it is a very important age for Japanese citizens. Seijinshiki is to celebrate the...

Introduction to Men's Kimono Men’s kimono and yukata are much simpler in comparison to women’s kimono. The colors are usually subdued or dark, and the patterning and designs are less complex. Less formal men’s kimono can sometimes be found in lighter or brighter colors. Men usually...

Introduction to Yukata Yukata is a casual traditional Japanese garment best worn in the summer. It is usually worn with hanhaba obi or sometimes a heko obi. It is usually made from cotton, cotton blend, or polyester. There is both a male and female version, both...

Introduction to Kimono Accessories There are a variety of kimono accessories, both for practical use and embellishment, when it comes to kimono and yukata. Koshihimo, datejime, and obi-ita are vital for tying kimono or yukata. Obiage, obimakura, and obijime are vital for tying obi in the...

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