Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Kimono made in Tokoshima...
Kimono? What does it means...The kimono is a Japanese traditional garment worn by women, men and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing"),has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used.
Kimono are T-shaped, straight-lined robes worn so that the hem falls to the ankle, with attached collars and long, wide sleeves. Kimono are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right (except when dressing the dead for burial), and secured by a sash called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially zōri or geta) and split-toe socks (tabi).
Today, kimono are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. Traditionally, unmarried women wore a style of kimono called furisode, with almost floor-length sleeves, on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis. Men wear the kimono most often at weddings, tea ceremonies, and other very special or very formal occasions. Professional sumo wrestlers are often seen in the kimono because they are required to wear traditional Japanese dress whenever appearing in public.
What i can say here, that i have tried it on myself at Gerik, Perak. It was own by my Lecturer's mom. My lecturer's brother is still studied in Tokoshima, Japan in Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. What i amazed here that, i'm wearing a real Kimono made by real Japanese Citizen. Here the picture shown :-
Sorry if picture are not in High Quality. Its just i'm gonna focus on the Kimono only. So, you guys should see the Quality of the Kimono itself rather than seeing the quality of the picture. What can I say to you,Peeps... I was really glad by following my lecturer back to her hometown. At least, i enjoyed wearing real Kimono although it is a basic with wrong wearing techniques. Sorry... Gomenasai... :( Chotto Gomenasai... Huhu...with wrong Japanese sentence, i guess :P
So,guys... I have tried Kimono. I mean the real Japanese Kimono. Later i would say that i'm gonna try this Korean Traditional Cloth which is Hanbok.As it shown here,peeps ;)
So, what's your opinion on the Japanese and Korean Traditional Clothing? Nice,huh? Yeah... I tell ya,what? I'm feeling so lucky. At least, although i'm not going to Japan yet but i have tried one of their Kimonos? Am i right? :P I think we should save and earn as much money as we can in our Piggy Banks right now to go and see by ourselves the real unique of Japanese and Korean culture.. Come, let's go with me!!!
When, my saving is full for me to visit both country... I'll tell you guys here... ;)
Till then, take care...