Kitsuke is the art of wearing kimono. In our time, to the Japanese, he is become a ceremonial dress worn only a few times a year for special occasions. After being considered as a relic by the youngers for a while, he knows again renewed interest, mainly among young women.
Actually, the Japanese continue to admire it but do not consider it adapted to modern life.
The current form of kimono dates only from the 16th century. Long and straight, it has the shape of a dress with wide sleeves that envelops the body, with on the front, the left pan that refolds absolutely on the right. If the variety of colors, fabrics, patterns is innumerable, kimonos have however all the same shape. This garment is always longer than the person who wears it. The adjustment is made by a fold at the waist which is then covered by the obi, the belt, that holds all in place.
To look elegant, it is not enough to wear the kimono, though, once dressed, you can not already do otherwise than to stand straight. There is also a posture and a type of movements to adopt that will accentuate its beauty. This is to avoid sudden and large movements that may reveal arms and legs, to control the movement of the sleeves, to walk gracefully avoiding long steps … An art …! Here undoubtedly changes blue jeans !
I love it ! It is for me an infinite pleasure !
A view of my “obi” …
Tea ceremony initiation …
And my friend Yoko !