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Japanese dress and style culture at school

Japanese women in kimono.

 
 

 

 

It seems that many Japanese people always wear kimono, carry Asian parasols on their backs, and wear sandals to walk around. This is no longer the case. 

The truth is that Japanese usually dress like Westerners (almost to the point of emulation). When it comes to kimono, most Japanese wear dress kimonos (usually worth thousands of dollars) only twice, when they turn 20 and go to the “coming-of-age ceremony” and when they get married. 

Yukata is the most commonly worn Japanese apparel. Yukata is a very light (and much cheaper) type of kimono that both men and women may wear at local summer festivals. 

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