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japanese clothes


This tag refers to any variety of traditional Japanese clothing. This excludes modern Japanese fashion, including gothic lolita and school uniforms like serafuku and gakuran.


A full-length garment worn like a robe. The kimono is held together by a wide belt called an obi. Variations include a furisode, short kimono, kimono skirt.

Funeral Kimono

A plain black kimono that is specifically styled to be worn at a funeral.

Layered Kimono

It was an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan.

This tag will be used to describe Kimono that were prevalent to the Heian period. Such as the Juunihitoe "twelve-layer robe" and other layer robes that have lower numbers (usually 5).


A formal kimono worn by the bride in a traditional Japanese wedding. Normally white and worn with a white hood or hat.


A yukata is a special type of lightweight kimono typically worn during the summer. Yukata are much simpler in design and are usually made with cotton. They are commonly associated with summer festivals. Variations include short yukata.


A float of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. Participants carrying the float wear a happi and fundoshi.


Hakama are worn on the lower half of the body, on top of a kimono. Traditionally they are worn by samurai.

Together with a kataginu (a sleeveless jacket) and a formal kimono, they comprise a kamishimo, the standard attire for samurai and court officials.


A type of kimono overcoat usually with a rectangular neckline, covered buttons, and snaps.


Japanese shrine maidens. They typically wear a white kimono and dark red hakama. This dress is called a chihaya.

Karaginu mo

Worn formally by ladies in the Heian Period. Some are noticeably very colorful with large patterns.


A broad-sleeved outer cloak worn by nobility during the Heian period and onwards. The sleeves are often detached in the front, allowing the underlying kimono to be seen.

Used as informal men's wear by nobility from the Heian period onwards.

Tate eboshi

A tall cloth cap worn male aristocrats since the Heian period.


A coat worn on top of a kimono, usually added for formality.

Haori himo

Himo is a general term for various types of ties used by men and women in kimono dressing.


A decorative piece of cloth worn over a juban collar to add style or color to an outfit. Also added to protect the juban collar, as it's easily removable for washing.


A traditional Japanese jacket/half-coat worn during the winter months for extra warmth. It is similar to the happi in appearance, but is visibly bulkier due to its insulation.


A traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat worn on festivals. Has a thick border (usually black in color) running down the coat opening, with the coat length usually long enough to reach past the waist, and may be worn open or fastened closed with the use of a cloth belt.


A fabric tube much like a tubetop, except worn around the waist or stomach area instead of the chest.

Hiki Furisode

Hiki-Furisode (引き振袖, lit. "extended swinging sleeves", "pull sleeves") its a formal type of Furisode (振袖, lit. swinging sleeves) used by bridesmaids during a Weddings celebrations.


A lightweight ribbon or cord used to tie back the sleeves on a yukata or kimono.


A large belt worn around the waist. On women especially obi can be elaborate affairs. This tag typically won't be seen on Danbooru, as obi are almost always implied by kimono. See also obi spin, a common gag in which the obi is yanked, causing the girl to spin around.


Borrowed from Japanese 帯締め (おびじめ, obijime). Obijime (plural obijimes or obijime). An obijime is a thin decorated obi sash/rope/cord attached to an obi in order to tie an obi firmly and tends to help secure the bow of the obi and keep everything in place.


An obiage is a rectangular piece of fabric used in the tying of musubi (obi bows) and to cover the makura. It is sometimes called the "bustle sash" or "obi scarf" in English.


Obidome (帯留, "sash clip") is a small decorative accessory that is fastened onto obijime.


Obimakura (帯枕, "obi pillow") is a small pillow that supports and shapes the obi knot. The most common knot these days, taiko musubi, is made using an elongated round obimakura.


An apron with a gown-like cut.


A loincloth.


Socks. They are distinguished from regular socks by a divide between the big toe and the other toes.


A form of traditional Japanese footwear that resembles a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base.

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The following tags are aliased to this tag: wafuku, japanese_clothing, traditional_japanese_clothes (learn more).

The following tags implicate this tag: kimono, miko, karaginu_mo, hakama, haori, hifu, kariginu, kataginu, happi, fundoshi (learn more).