Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Kimono

"Reflection in Mirror"by Hirano Hakuho, 1932

The House of Zen post was a great learning experience and fun. I have learned that many people enjoy wearing kimono in SL as much or more that I do!

I would like to ask my fellow bloggers to submit to me the names of any Second Life (SL) shoppes that sell Kimono! I'd like to compile a list of vendors that sell Kimono. If you'd like to add info about the contents includes, quality, or price, that would be great too!

I am also learning about kimono. Here is a good basic description of a kimono from Wikipedia:

The kimono (着物, kimono? literally "something worn") is the national costume of
Japan. Originally the word "kimono" referred to all types of clothing, but it
has come to mean specifically the full-length traditional garment worn by women,
men, and children.Kimonos are T-shaped, straight-lined robes that fall to the
ankle, with collars and wide, full-length sleeves.

Kimono are wrapped around the body, always with the left side over the right and secured by a wide belt called an obi, which is tied at the back. Kimono are generally worn with traditional footwear (especially geta, thonged wood-platform footwear; and zori, a type of thong-like footwear) and split-toe socks (tabi).

Kimono are made of silk and are usually very expensive. The style and color of a Kimono may depend on the occasion, the age and the marital status of the person wearing it. Today, they are worn at formal or traditional occasions such as funerals, wedding, or tea ceremonies.

Finally, I learned that the plural of kimono is......kimono! lol! I plan to go into more detail regarding the different styles of kimono and accessories as I blog along. One thing for sure blogging like SL is addictive. Perhaps the two go hand in hand! LOL!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono

http://hanga.com/viewimage.cfm?ID=1021

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2101.html

1 comment:

Dr. Rafael Fabre said...

Ty for the overview about kimonos - I had no idea about the complexities involved with a "simple" kimono!