Kimonos • The Kimono is a traditional dress worn by Japanese people. • The type of Kimono worn depends on the occasion. • The Kimono goes from ones shoulders to their heels. It has long sleeves that fall to the hand. • Kimonos usually only come in one size. But there are differences between ones for men from the women's. • In the case of women’s formal wear, they have a belt which is 10 inches wide. • Today in Japan people only wear their kimonos on special occasions. • Kimonos are mainly made from silk but, they can come in cotton, wool and linen.
School Uniform The Japanese word for this type of uniform is seifuku. Girls' uniforms might include a gray pleated skirt and white blouse. The gakuranor the tsume-eri is the most common boys uniform worn among the middle school and high school boys. The most common uniform worn among the girls in middle school and high school is the sailor outfit Most boys wear a white shirt, short pants, and a cap.
everydayClothing • In the summer children and young adults wear Yukatas, which are a lightweight, informal version of a Kimono. • Today young people prefer to wear clothing that is easier to move around in. EgT-shirts, jeans, polo shirts, and sweat suits. • Japanese people also take their shoes off before entering houses. They do this as some rooms have tatami flooring, so that they don’t get the flooring dirty. • They change into slippers once they have removed their shoes so their feet don’t get cold and socks don’t get dirty.
Bibliography Kimonos & Everyday Clothing [on-line] http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/index.html - 6th Sept, 2010 Google Images & Kimono Pictures [on-line] http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/housing/q6.html 6th Sept, 2010 School Uniform [on-line] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_school_uniform 6th Sept, 2010
By Holly and Nicola