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Kimono history

What we now call a kimono was originally a type of underwear called a kosode.
It was worn underneath a long robe in the Heian period. It was not until the end of the Muromachi period that women began to wear them. During the mid-Edo period, the kimono became more decorative and the obi, or belt, became wider. The hem of the kimono used to be dragged along the ground, but women began to adjust the length of the kimono by wrapping the obi around their waists. The obi was wrapped twice around the waist and tied in a neat shape at the back. Today, most women wear a kimono.
It is used for special occasions such as New Year’s and entertainment.
Some foreigners think that the obi-bow is used to carry things, but of course, this is not the case. Originally, “”kimono”” was the Japanese word for clothing, but in recent years the word has been used to refer to traditional Japanese clothing.

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