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Those use as a semi-formal kimono at a party and conferment. The uchikake is often heavily brocaded and is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono and obi, as a sort of coat. Women's obi, however, mostly remain an expensive item.

They are mainly worn to tea ceremonies. They are the most formal kimono for married women.

Fabrics are usually matte. There was also a lot of things where we saw America through the eyes of Japanese tourists and so the setting wasn't as run of the mill as I'd been expecting but actually worked pretty well. Jinbaori - Kimono tabards for armoured Samurai In the modern era, the principal distinctions between men's kimono are in the fabric.

The completely black mourning ensemble

Some have a subtle pattern, and textured fabrics are common in more casual kimono. Slightly less formal is the three-kamon kimono. Both men and women wear kimono of plain black silk with five kamon over white undergarments and white tabi.

These robes are one of the most expensive items of Japanese clothing. The completely black mourning ensemble is usually reserved for family and others who are close to the deceased. As well as going to what I thought would be a more mundane location I thought there were several bits of unrealistic plot happenings early in the book. Men's obi, even those made from silk, tend to be much less expensive, because they are narrower, shorter and less decorative than those worn by women.

These robes are one of the

Kurotomesode usually have five kamon printed on the sleeves, chest and back of the kimono. It replaces the nagajuban collar in supporting the kimono's collar. More casual kimono may be made in slightly brighter colors, such as lighter purples, greens and blues. It is supposed to trail along the floor, this is also why it is heavily padded along the hem. Men wear a subdued obi and black and white or black and gray striped hakama with black or white zori.

This style is more casual and may be worn around town, or dressed up with a formal obi for a restaurant. They are often worn by the mothers of the bride and groom at weddings.