kimono


kimono
kimonoed, adj.
/keuh moh"neuh, -noh/, n., pl. kimonos.
1. a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume.
2. a woman's loose dressing gown.
[1885-90; < Japn: clothing, garb, equiv. to ki wear + mono thing]

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Garment worn by Japanese men and women from the Early Nara period (645–724) to the present.

The essential kimono is an ankle-length gown with long, full sleeves and a V-neck. It is lapped left over right across the chest and secured at the waist by a broad sash known as an obi. The contemporary wide obi dates only from the 18th century. Though the kimono is originally of Chinese origin, its great beauty is attributable to 17th-and 18th-century Japanese designers.

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      garment worn by Japanese men and women from the Early Nara period (645–724) to the present. Derived from the Chinese p'ao (pao)-style robe, the essential kimono is an ankle-length gown with long, expansive sleeves and a V-neck. It has neither buttons nor ties, being lapped left over right across the chest and secured at the waist by a broad sash known as an obi (q.v.).

      The short-sleeved kimono (kosode), worn by women as an outer garment, was introduced in the Muromachi period (Ashikaga shogunate; 1338–1573). The contemporary wide obi dates only from the 18th century. Although the kimono is not of Japanese origin, as is often supposed, its great beauty is attributable to 17th- and 18th-century Japanese designers, whose decorative styles made it one of the world's most exquisite garments.

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