Terminology

 

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.

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Kikko Pattern - 亀甲模様