Japan Culture

Dress

Patterns:

There are many patterns on kimonos. Some of these patterns include birds, flowers or thing to do with nature such as cherry blossoms or tree branches. The patterns that you wear can be related to how old you are for example when you are older your patterns get smaller and when you are a child you wear less detailed patterns. They can be made in many different ways these include embroidering, hand painting and using stencils.

Colours:

There are a lot of different colours in kimonos, Red and white are lucky colours in a kimono. When you are younger you wear brighter colours and when you are older you wear darker colours . Colours on kimonos can be made in many ways these include using different coloured threads and dying the kimono to get it a specific colour.

By Alicia Cassidy

Ceremonies

Wedding:



In Japanese Wedding Ceremonies they mostly wear Kimonos. For the boys he would normally wear a black kimono decorated with family crest. If it is a girl she wears a brightly coloured (dyed) kimono.



Between 30-100 days after the baby is born that is when the child’s family come together and celebrate the birth of the child.



Birth:



After the baby is born the moth takes it to a nearby Shinto (the worship of ancestors and nature spirts.) and introduces the new baby to the god of the community .The god will then hopes and prays that the community will protect her precious baby. The mother usually wears a Kimono.



Marriage:



The bride wears a beautiful Kimono while the groom wears a Kimono as well. The parents often choose the bride or groom for their son or daughter.



They will promise to live forever, if they like each other they will date for a while, each are free to say no.



Death:



In the death ceremonies the dead person wears grave clothes a hood and a money pouch containing six pieces of money.



In the olden days the family and friends wore white now they wear black. The men wear black mouring dress or a set of Haori (traditional half coat.)And a Hakama (divided skirt.)Or maybe a black silk material (called the Habutae.)With five crest over a white silk (Habutae.)

Japanese Dress

Japan Dress


There are many different colours like blue, red, brown, orange, grey, yellow, light blue, black, green, light blue, purple, pink and white they also have a meaning and are used in all their cool fabric.


Here are some of the colour meanings red means life, anger, and danger. Pink well-liked by both kinds male and female. Yellow courage beauty and refinement. Green means enteral life. Blue everyday life. Purple privilege and wealth. White carnation symbolizes death and black is Mystery.


Textiles


Sashiko is a type of form of hand sewing and is a cool way to some touch ups on the things that you make. Zanshi is a type of stitch and is also known for looming together fabric. Japanese paper is used in shoji doors. Silk is a really popular fabric in Japan they us it in majority of the kimonos are made from this fabric. Japan has a large range of cotton which is used traditionally used on their Yukato.


By Abby West


Drawings by Shannon