For centuries, the customary apparel for Japanese women was the kimono -
beautiful silk garments, tied with the wide sash called an "obi". Kimonos
ranged in style from simple everyday garments to elaborate multi-layerd wedding
kimonos still seen in traditional weddings in Japan.
The art of wearing a kimono, once passed down from mother to daughter, is
not taught in special schools. It is said it takes 3 months to learn to properly
wear a kimono and a year to learn to do it perfectly!
more: Learn how to tie an Obi, wear a kimono, or learn
more about traditional Japanese attire and footwear at JapaneseKimono.com.