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The next part of my tutorial would cover informal kimono, but I was asked by about the differences between traditional japanese and chinese hairstyles. So I decided to make this little tutorial spe...

The next part of my tutorial would cover informal kimono, but I was asked by about the differences between traditional japanese and chinese hairstyles. So I decided to make this little tutorial spe...

I find myself drawn to kimono for their stunning fabric patterns and amazing color-ways, some subtle, some vibrant, almost all evocative of the personality of those who wear them or the occasion to which they will be worn.

Modeling traditional accessories in Japan. Umbrella, uchikake (over-kimono), kimono, obi, kanzashi, and more.    Image via Pinterest

Time, Place & Occasion (TPO) Charts for wearing Kimono. Immortal Geisha has a good general chart, a good thread topic and a highly detailed chart. “Where do you want to go wearing your Kimono?” sourced from Shimazakura’s website.