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Kimono – From Mother To Daughter –

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This chapter talks about wearing of the traditional Japanese dress, kimono. When she got married, the author's parents ordered all the necessary kinds of kimonos required for different occasions. They included hohmongi used for visiting or party-going, edozuma which married women wear at the wedding breakfast of relatives. There were also other kimonos for daily use, for summer and winter. The author's mother usually bought kimonos not for herself but for her daughter, as the author's parents were not so rich as to order new kimonos for both of them. It was only after the author's marriage, that her mother began to order her own kimonos. After her mother's death, the author would remodel them for her size and wear them herself. Kimonos are handed down over generations, carrying with them the memories of the preceding owners.

Keywords: hohmongi; Japanese dress; kimono



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