Japanese Kimono Cardigan, Fashion & Cosplay Culture

Educational Articles By Bunka Japan

What to Wear Under a Kimono? A Guide For Male And Female

by Bunka Japan August 19, 2021 3 min read

When wearing kimono or yukata, is it better to have special undergarments? For kimono wearers in particular, many are not sure what kind of undergarments they should wear with it. Frequently asked questions also include "what is the difference between Japanese underwear and what I normally wear?" This article will answer these questions as well as any other queries you may have about kimono clothing.
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Haori VS Kimono VS Hakama: Traditional Japanese Clothing

by Bunka Japan August 19, 2021 4 min read

Haori and hakama are essential components of traditional Japanese fashion, typically worn during festivals, coming-of-age ceremonies, and other big life events, similar to kimono. Continue reading to learn about these garments and how you can experience this part of Japanese culture for yourself.
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What Is A Male Kimono Called? Guide To The Types Of Kimono Robe Men

by Bunka Japan August 16, 2021 3 min read

Men kimono is a generic word like clothing. There are many different types of kimono for men. In the west, the Japanese men kimono is also called "Kimono Robe Men" or "men's Japanese kimono robe".

When compared with the gara/pattern of women kimonos, Men's kimonos are as varied and colorful as their wearers. There is a hierarchy of sorts, where the material used in making them often dictates which rank they're at on that scale; though there may be some exceptions to this rule depending on who made it or for what occasion.

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Yukata VS Kimono: Here Are The Major Differences

by Bunka Japan August 16, 2021 5 min read

Yukata and Kimono have long been the symbols of the Japanese culture, and for good reason. These traditional garments have been around for centuries and steeped in history, but remains very much relevant to the present day.

What's the difference between a kimono and a yukata? This article will help you distinguish the key differences between the two.

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What Is A Kimono? Where Did The Kimono Originate?

by Bunka Japan May 31, 2021 6 min read

A single garment has dominated the Japanese style for generations: the Kimono. The kimono reflects the beautiful refinement of Japanese culture and style, illustrating that clothing should be much more than catches the eye. It is historically significant, artistically interesting, and deep insignificance.

Here, we explore the interesting evolution of the kimono, tracking its extraordinary history from the eighth century to the current day and delving into its significance in current Japanese society.

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Discover The History Of Cosplay

by Bunka Japan May 30, 2021 5 min read

Cosplay, which means for costume play, is a performance art in which performers, referred to as "cosplayers," use fashion accessories and costumes to portray a certain persona. Cosplayers interact to form a subculture, and the phrase is also used to refer to role-playing.
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