Explore the history and craftsmanship of Japan's most beautiful KImono
The present form of the kimono originated in the Heian Period (8th-12th c). Known as “kosode” to begin with, it evolved in the Momoyama and Edo periods (16th-19th c). The kimono is a practical type of clothing; as it is made from fabric cut in straight lines, it is flat when folded, and can be stored easily. Moreover, people of all body types can wear a kimono. Although colors, pattern size and sleeve length differ depending on the gender and age of the wearer, as well as the situation, motifs have changed according to fashion trends. Ancient kimono designs can be found in “Hiina-gata” books, which correspond to the fashion magazines of today.