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Glossary

A
Antique Kimono : Old used kimono made before WW2.
Atsurae : Japanese name of custom-made kimono.
Awase : A lined kimono. An unlined kimono is called "Hitoe".

B
Bunka-Obi : An already tied Obi.

C
Chu-Furisode : A Furisode with sleeves that around 100cm in length.
Chuhaba-Obi : A formal Obi that is worn by brides or girls with a bridal costume or girl's formal Kimono.
Chuya-Obi : A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
Custom-made : Custom-made kimono is called "Atsurae" or "O-atsurae" in Japanese.

D
Darari-Obi : A special order Maru-Obi that is worn by Maiko & is 700cm in length.
Darari-no-Obi : A special order Maru-Obi that is worn by Maiko & is 700cm in length.
Date-jime : A belt / sash that is tied around kimono, to keep kimono in place.
Date-eri : A piece of cloth that is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.

E
Edo-Komon : A kimono that is having incredibly precise patterns all over that, and is made in Edo (present Tokyo).
Enka : A genre of Japanese popular song which is full of melancholy.
Eri : Japanese name of "collar" or "neckband".
Eri-shin : A padding of kimono's neckband. It's for keeping neckband good shape.

F
Fukuro-Obi : A basic Obi that is worn by women with all kind of kimono except Yukata.
Furisode : A formal kimono for young and unmarried women with long length of sleeves.

G
Gofuku : Japanese name of "Fabric for Kimono". >Details

H
Hadagi : Japanese name of "underwear".
Hada-Juban : A women's upper underwear of kimono.
Hakama : A long pleated skirt/pants worn over kimono.
Han-eri : A piece of cloth that is peeped out around the neck.
Hanhaba-Obi : A casual Obi that is worn by women with mainly Yukata.
Haori : A short overgarment worn over kimono. Japanese jacket or cardigan.
Hara-awase Obi : A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
Heko-Obi : A daily Obi that made with very soft and light clothes.
Hira-gumi : A kind of Obi-jime made of flat-braided cord.
Hira-uchi : A kind of Obi-jime made of flat-braided cord.
Hitoe : An unlined kimono. A lined kimono is called "Awase".
Hiyoku-eri : A piece of cloth that is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.
Hoso-Obi : A thin-width Obi that is worn by women.
Houmongi : A women's semi-formal kimono with designs from shoulder to bottom. Japanese visiting dress.

I
Iko : Japanese traditional rack for hanging kimono.
Iro-Furisode : A Furisode with base color that is not black.
Iro-muji : A women's semi-formal kimono with no-design.
Iro-Tomesode : A Tomesode with base color that is not black.
Iwai-Obi : A Chuhaba-Obi that is worn by by girls with girl's formal Kimono.

J
Juban : A inner wear of kimono. An under-kimono.

K
Kakeshita-Obi : A Chuhaba-Obi that is worn by brides with a bridal costume "Uchikake".
Kaku-Obi : A basic obi that is worn by men with all kind of kimono.
Kasane-eri : A piece of cloth that is peeped out between Kimono and Han-eri as only thin line.
Keisou-Obi : An already tied Obi.
Kicho : A Japanese traditional cloth blind. It's portable and it partition off a room.
Kimono : A Japanese traditional clothes. It simply means "things to wear".
Kimono Slip : A women's easy underwear of kimono.
Kingyo-Obi : A Heko-Obi that is worn by kids and is fluttering and looks like goldfish.
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.
Ko-Furisode : A Furisode with sleeves that around 85cm in length.
Komon : A women's casual kimono with patterns all over that.
Korin Belt : A substitute of Koshi-himo that is made with rubber.
Koshi-himo : A cord that is tied around kimono, to keep kimono in place.
Koshita-Obi : A special Obi that is worn by women with Hakama.
Kottou-Ichi : A traditional flea fair of antique in Japan.
Kujira-Obi : A casual Obi that was worn by women as a basic Obi.
Kuro-Furisode : A Furisode with base color that is black.
Kuro-Tomesode : A Tomesode with base color that is black.

M
Majic belt : A kind of Date-jime that made from rubber & Velcro.
Maru-gumi : A kind of Obi-jime made of round-braided cord.
Maru-guke : A kind of Obi-jime made of wrapped cotton with cloth.
Maru-Obi : A most formal Obi that is worn by brides, Geisha or Maiko now.
Maru-uchi : A kind of Obi-jime made of round-braided cord.
Meisen : A kind of Tsumugi (woven kimono) that has daring patterns.
Misu : A Japanese traditional bamboo blind.
Mon-tsuki : A men's formal kimono with no-design and family crest.
Musubi-Obi : An already tied Obi.

N
Nagoya-Obi : A casual Obi that is worn by women with many kind of Kimono.

O
O-atsurae : Japanese name of custom-made kimono.
Obi : A wide piece of cloth worn around the waist of a kimono.
Obi-age : A piece of cloth that is tied on an upper edge of obi to hide Obi-makura and hold obi to body.
Obi-ita : A thin stiff board that helps keep Obi in place and prevent it from getting wrinkled.
Obi-jime : A cord that is tied on middle of obi to keep obi's shape.
Obi-makura : A small pillow with cords that is tied to keep obi's shape neatly.
Oh-Furisode : A Furisode with sleeves that around 115cm in length.
Omeshi : A kind of Chirimen (silk crepe) kimono. It's woven after dyeing, differs from basic Chirimen.

R
Ready-made : Used / resale kimono or Pret-a-porter kimono.
Recycle Kimono : Used kimono made after WW2.

S
Sanbu-himo : A little thin and short flat Obi-jime that is often used with Obi-dome.
Share Fukuro-Obi : A casual Fukuro-Obi that is worn by women with casual kimono.
Shoi-age : A piece of cloth that is tied on an upper edge of obi to hide Obi-makura and hold obi to body.
Susoyoke : A women's bottom underwear of kimono.

T
Tomesode : A women's formal kimono with designs along the bottom. Japanese evening dress.
Tsuke-Obi : An already tied Obi.
Tsukesage : An easy Houmongi.
Tsukuri-Obi : An already tied Obi.
Tsumugi : A daily or working kimono that is woven by unevenly spun silk thread. Japanese denim.

U
Used Kimono : Used kimono is called "Antique-Kimono" or "Recycle-Kimono" in Japanese.

W
Wafuku : While Western clothes are called "You-fuku", kimono is called "Wa-fuku".
Wool Kimono : A standard of daily cloth of Kimono.

Y
Yon-sun Obi : A casual Obi that is worn by women with casual kimono.
Yukata : An unlined cotton kimono for lounging or sleeping in summer.
Yukata-Obi : A casual Obi that is worn by women with Yukata.


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