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Daemon
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Kimonos

A kimono is a T-shaped, straight-lined Japanese robe that falls to the ankle and has full-length sleeves that are commonly very wide at the wrist. The robe is wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right, and secured with a wide belt, an obi, that ties in the back. In today's Japan, more Western styles of dress are the norm, but kimonos are still widely worn on special occasions. What personal information can be deduced from the style of a woman's kimono? More...
stefan
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"Today, kimono are most often worn by women, and on special occasions. Traditionally, unmarried women wore a style of kimono called furisode,[5] with almost floor-length sleeves, on special occasions. A few older women and even fewer men still wear the kimono on a daily basis
(...) Kimonos range from extremely formal to casual. The level of formality of women's kimono is determined mostly by the pattern of the fabric, and color. Young women's kimonos have longer sleeves, signifying that they are not married, and tend to be more elaborate than similarly formal older women's kimono.(...) Formality is also determined by the type and color of accessories, the fabric, and the number or absence of kamon (family crests), with five crests signifying extreme formality.[5] Silk is the most desirable, and most formal, fabric. Kimonos made of fabrics such as cotton and polyester generally reflect a more casual style".
Alexander Lo
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I believe it is good to keep the traditions and customs. If everybody is wearing a T-shirt, then it is very boring.
The Realist
Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 5:08:12 PM

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How about the mens kimono.
The Realist
Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 5:08:16 PM

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How about the mens kimono.
TheParser
Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 11:20:19 AM
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Alexander Lo wrote:
I believe it is good to keep the traditions and customs.



So true!

What could be more beautiful and uplifting than blooming cherry trees on a slightly rainy day, as kimono-clad men and women carrying paper umbrellas bow to one another and stroll in the meticulously kept gardens, the ponds of which are filled with aged goldfish.
excaelis
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Then there's the fearsome Kimono Dragon, lying in wait when you bring your girlfriend home two hours late.....

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