Kimono celebration or sadness?

They may not be that uncommon, but the kimono is probably still a sight that it’s impossible to tire of. The patterns, and their almost timeless appearance, making them very difficult to pass by without a second glance — or sometimes even a stare. And as they are generally only worn for special events, there’s often a real sense of occasion about them too.

But with these two ladies, that inevitable second glance seemed to detect more sadness than celebration.

Tokyo kimono

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  1. Jeffrey says

    As I’ve posted here before, sexist male-dominated Japan ought to pass a law requiring all women wear a kimono at least once a month. They are simply the most beautiful form of “native” attire that I know of.

    • says

      Yes, they really are beautiful. I also think that as they aren’t everyday clothes, they are all the more special. It’s wonderful how they stand out amongst a modern crowd.

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