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□ Antique Kimono Old used kimono made before WW2.
► cf.) How to Get - Antique or Recycle Kimono shops
□ Atsurae Japanese name of custom-made kimono.
► cf.) How to Get - Custom-made Kimono
□ Awase A lined kimono. An unlined kimono is called "Hitoe".
□ Bunka-Obi An already tied Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Tsuke-Obi
□ Chu-Furisode A Furisode with sleeves that around 100cm in length. "Chu" means "medium".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Chuhaba-Obi A formal Obi that is worn by brides or girls with a bridal costume or girl's formal Kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuhaba-Obi
□ Chuya-Obi A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuya-Obi
□ Custom-made Custom-made kimono is called "Atsurae" or "O-atsurae" in Japanese.
► cf.) How to Get - Custom-made Kimono
□ Darari-Obi A special order Maru-Obi that is worn by Maiko & is 700cm in length.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Maru-Obi
□ Darari-no-Obi A special order Maru-Obi that is worn by Maiko & is 700cm in length.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Maru-Obi
□ Date-eri A piece of cloth that is sewn on or is fixed on Kimono's neckband by a few pins and is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Date-eri
□ Date-jime A belt / sash that is tied around kimono, to keep kimono in place.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Date-jime
□ Edo-Komon A kimono that is having incredibly precise patterns all over that,
and is made in Edo (present Tokyo).
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Komon / Men's Kimono - Komon
□ Enka A genre of Japanese popular song which is full of melancholy.

ex.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DzxKvpOWo (click)
Title : "Yozakura O-shici" (my favorite song!)
Sing : Fuyumi SAKAMOTO (a famous Enka singer)
Dance : Taichi SAOTOME (an actor of a troupe, he was 16 years old at this time)
□ Eri Japanese name of "collar" or "neckband".
□ Eri-shin A padding of kimono's neckband. It's for keeping neckband good shape.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Eri-shin
□ Fukuro-Obi A basic Obi that is worn by women with all kind of kimono except Yukata.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Fukuro-Obi
□ Furisode A formal kimono for young and unmarried women with long length of sleeves.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Gofuku Japanese name of "Fabric for Kimono". Details!!
► cf.) How to Get - Gofuku-shops
□ Hadagi Japanese name of "underwear".
□ Hada-Juban A women's upper underwear of kimono.
► cf.) How to Wear - Hada-Juban
□ Hakama A long pleated skirt / pants worn over kimono.
□ Han-eri A piece of cloth that is sewn on Juban's neckband
and is peeped out around the neck.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Han-eri
□ Hanhaba-Obi A casual Obi that is worn by women with mainly Yukata.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi
□ Haori A short overgarment worn over kimono.
It's equivalent to jacket or cardigan of Western clothes.
□ Hara-awase Obi A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuya-Obi
□ Heko-Obi A daily Obi that made with very soft and light clothes.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Heko-Obi / Men's Obi - Heko-Obi
□ Hira-gumi A kind of Obi-jime made of flat-braided cord.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Hira-uchi A kind of Obi-jime made of flat-braided cord.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Hitoe An unlined kimono. A lined kimono is called "Awase".
□ Hiyoku-eri A piece of cloth that is sewn on or is fixed on Kimono's neckband by a few pins and is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Date-eri
□ Hoso-Obi A thin-width Obi that is worn by women.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi
□ Houmongi A women's semi-formal kimono with designs from shoulder to bottom.
It's equivalent to visiting dress of Western clothes.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Houmongi
□ Iko Japanese traditional rack for hanging kimono.
► cf.) DIY - Iko (Kimono Rack Hanger)
□ Iro-Furisode A Furisode with base color that is not black. "Iro" means "color".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Iro-muji A semi-formal kimono with no-design.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Iro-muji
□ Iro-Tomesode A Tomesode with base color that is not black. "Iro" means "color".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Tomesode
□ Iwai-Obi A Chuhaba-Obi that is worn by by girls with girl's formal Kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuhaba-Obi
□ Juban A inner wear of kimono. An under-kimono.
There is traditional one-piece type and recent two-piece type.
► cf.) How to Wear - Women's Juban
□ Kakeshita-Obi A Chuhaba-Obi that is worn by brides with a bridal costume "Uchikake".
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuhaba-Obi
□ Kaku-Obi A basic obi that is worn by men with all kind of kimono.
► cf.) Men's Obi - Kaku-Obi
□ Kasane-eri A piece of cloth that is sewn on or is fixed on Kimono's neckband by a few pins and is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Date-eri
□ Keisou-Obi An already tied Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Tsuke-Obi
□ Kicho A Japanese traditional cloth blind. It's portable and it partition off a room.
► cf.) DIY - Iko (Kimono Rack Hanger)
□ Kimono A Japanese traditional clothes. It simply means "things to wear".
"Ki" means "wear", and "Mono" means "thing". It's called "Wafuku" too.
□ Kimono Slip A women's easy underwear of kimono.
► cf.) How to Wear - Kimono Slip
□ Kingyo-Obi A Heko-Obi that is worn by kids and is fluttering and looks like goldfish.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Heko-Obi / Men's Obi - Heko-Obi
□ Kitsuke Putting on kimono. Process of putting kimono on.
□ Kitsuke Komono Japanese name of tools / sundries for putting kimono on.
□ Ko Fukuro-Obi A casual Obi that is worn by women with casual kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi
□ Ko-Furisode A Furisode with sleeves that around 85cm in length. "Ko" means "small".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Komon A casual kimono with patterns all over that.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Komon / Men's Kimono - Komon
□ Korin Belt A substitute of Koshi-himo that is made with rubber.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Korin Belt
□ Koshi-himo A cord that is tied around kimono, to keep kimono in place.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Koshi-himo
□ Koshita-Obi A special Obi that is worn by women with Hakama.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi
□ Kottou-Ichi A traditional flea fair of antique in Japan.
► cf.) How to Get - Flea Markets or "Kottou-Ichi"
□ Kujira-Obi A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Chuya-Obi
□ Kuro-Furisode A Furisode with base color that is black. "Kuro" means "black".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Kuro-Tomesode A Tomesode with base color that is black. "Kuro" means "black".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Tomesode
□ Majic belt A kind of Date-jime that made with rubber & Velcro.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Date-jime
□ Maru-guke A kind of Obi-jime made of wrapped cotton with cloth.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Maru-gumi A kind of Obi-jime made of round-braided cord.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Maru-Obi A most formal Obi that is worn by brides, Geisha or Maiko now.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Maru-Obi
□ Maru-uchi A kind of Obi-jime made of round-braided cord.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Meisen A kind of Tsumugi (woven kimono) that has daring patterns.
It was all the rage everywhere as an easy kimono in Meiji period [1868-1912] to before WW2.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Meisen
□ Misu A Japanese traditional bamboo blind.
□ Mon-tsuki A men's formal kimono with no-design and family crest.
It's equivalent to tailcoat, morning coat or frock coat of Western clothes.
► cf.) Men's Kimono - Mon-tsuki
□ Musubi-Obi An already tied Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Tsuke-Obi
□ Nagoya-Obi A casual Obi that is worn by women with many kind of Kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Nagoya-Obi
□ O-atsurae Japanese name of custom-made kimono.
► cf.) How to Get - Custom-made Kimono
□ Obi A wide piece of cloth worn around the waist of a kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi
□ Obi-age A piece of cloth that is tied on an upper edge of obi
to hide Obi-makura and hold obi to body.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-age
□ Obi-ita A thin stiff board that helps keep Obi in place
and prevent it from getting wrinkled.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Obi-ita
□ Obi-jime A cord that is tied on middle of obi to keep obi's shape.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Obi-makura A small pillow with cords that is tied to keep obi's shape neatly.
► cf.) Women's Kitsuke Komono - Obi-makura
□ Oh-Furisode A Furisode with sleeves that around 115cm in length. "Oh" means "big".
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Furisode
□ Omeshi A kind of Chirimen (silk crepe) kimono.
It's woven after dyeing, differs from basic Chirimen.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Omeshi / Men's Kimono - Omeshi
□ Ready-made Used / resale kimono or Pret-a-porter kimono.
► cf.) How to Get - Ready-made Kimono
□ Recycle Kimono Used kimono made after WW2.
► cf.) How to Get - Antique or Recycle Kimono shops
□ Sanbu-himo A little thin and short flat Obi-jime that is often used with Obi-dome.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-jime
□ Share Fukuro-Obi A casual Fukuro-Obi that is worn by women with casual kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Fukuro-Obi
□ Shoi-age A piece of cloth that is tied on an upper edge of obi
to hide Obi-makura and hold obi to body.
► cf.) Women's Accessory - Obi-age
□ Susoyoke A women's bottom underwear of kimono.
It's worn to avoid dishevelment or twist of skirt.
► cf.) How to Wear - Susoyoke
□ Tomesode A women's formal kimono with designs along the bottom.
It's equivalent to evening dress of Western clothes.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Tomesode
□ Tsuke-Obi An already tied Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Tsuke-Obi
□ Tsukesage An easy Houmongi.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Houmongi
□ Tsukuri-Obi An already tied Obi.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Tsuke-Obi
□ Tsumugi A daily or working kimono that is woven by unevenly spun silk thread.
It's equivalent to denim of Western clothes.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Tsumugi / Men's Kimono - Tsumugi
□ Used Kimono Used kimono is called "Antique-Kimono" or "Recycle-Kimono" in Japanese.
► cf.) How to Get - Antique or Recycle Kimono shops
□ Wafuku While Western clothes are called "You-fuku", kimono is called "Wa-fuku".
"You" means "Western", "Wa" means "Japanese", and "Fuku" menas "clothes".
□ Wool Kimono A standard of daily cloth of Kimono.
It was very popular as an easy kimono after WW2 when cheap and practicable Western clothes gained power.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Wool Kimono / Men's Kimono - Wool Kimono
□ Yon-sun Obi A casual Obi that is worn by women with casual kimono.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi
□ Yukata An unlined dyed cotton kimono for lounging or sleeping in summer.
Now, in Japan, young women are considering Yukata like an summer dress.
► cf.) Women's Kimono - Yukata / Men's Kimono - Yukata
□ Yukata-Obi A casual Obi that is worn by women with Yukata.
► cf.) Women's Obi - Hanhaba-Obi






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