Kimono - 着物
Kimono and Its Origin
The kimono is one of Japan’s most iconic symbols that feature our Japanese culture. Kimono originated as an undergarment. In old days kimono was a robe called the Kosode (literally, “small sleeve openings”). The Kosode first came into its own as an outer robe in medieval Japan during the Muromachi period (1392–1573). It was decorated accordingly with lavish dyed, embroidered, and gold or silver patterns.ITEM
Kikko Pattern - 亀甲模様
Kikko pattern, the hexagonal pattern was brought from the Eastern Asia, through China to Japan. Since the pattern looks like a tortoiseshell, it’s believed to bring longevity.