Kimono ~ A type of traditional Japanese clothing, also kimono in English
Kimono is the general term used to describe traditional male and female
Japanese formal wear. The kimono was originally knows as the "kosode
("small sleeves") starting in the 8th century in Japan, until the 18th
century when it was renamed "kimono."
Kimono are still widely worn in Japan for special occasion such as weddings,
graduations, funerals, when performing certain traditional arts, and for
certain holidays such as New Year, Adulthood Day and the Shichigosan
Note: "Kimono" relates to the craft, Yukata
Japanese summer cotton kimonos.