What is the difference:mens kimono & womens kimono?
Men’s kimono are much subdued in colors and designs. The most clear dfference is women’s kimono has opening in the sleeves, while men’s kimono openings are sewn. The shapes of the bottom of the sleeves also have the difference–women’s kimono sleeves have mild curve while men’s kimono sleeeves are square shaped. You may know the lining textile of women’s haori often has lovely patterns, but it is amazing how much work is done in the lining of the men’s haori. By seeing the right side only, most of the men’s haori look alike(textile itself may be quite different), but regarding the lining, you will be surprised by its variety of work and stunning designs. 7.Are there any books about kimono ( history, textile and kimono wearintg directions ) ? Here are the books about kimono written in English: To give you the idea of kimono in general– The Book of Kimono / The Complete Guide to Style and Wear by Norio Yamanaka Kodansha Kimono:Vanishing Tradition by Cheryl Imperatore & Paul Maclardy A S