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Introduction to Shichigosan Shichigosan is a rite-of-passage ceremony for children ages 3, 5, and 7 celebrated on November 15th every year . The name itself literally translates to seven-five-three. This holiday is meant to celebrate the growth, health, and wellbeing of children. Nowadays, mostly only boys ages 3...

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 Autumn Kimono There are many rules when it comes to wearing kimono, not only with regards to dressing, but also with regards to styling. There are specific color combinations, patterns, and types of kimono, juban, and accessories for each season and even for each...

Introduction to Types of Obi Obi is the belt that is worn over a kimono or yukata. There are many types and fabrics, however the most common way to categorize them is into the following three groups: hanhaba, fukuro, nagoya. There are many different ways to...

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...

Types of Women's Kimono Kimono is the main traditional Japanese garment. Both women and men can wear different types of kimono. Underneath kimono, you wear juban, similar to a slip for the kimono, and under the juban you wear hadagi, traditional Japanese underwear. Silk is considered the...

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