January 24, 2008

Darari Furisode Obi Sash Style

Furisode (振り袖) = the most formal style of Kimono worn by unmarried women in Japan. They say this long swinging sleeve is to throw off evil spirits.

Obi Sash (帯) = Various expressions generated from one simple long Obi sash. A large variety of flowers produced by differences of color and gathers

<だらり>Darari Loosing style

This used to be town girls formal costume in the 17th century Edo period, but now preferred by Maiko dancing girls. They like to make it longer after more gracefulness. The Hollywood movie “Sayuri” is full of misunderstanding. Please please do not take their way of wearing kimono and dancing seriously.

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