Friday, January 20, 2012

Coming-of-Age Day "Kimono in Japan"

I was thinking to post about kimono worn at the ceremony of the Coming-of-Age Day in Japan. It is the second Monday in January and it is a holiday.  So sorry about my belated post. Although I am not sure if I have the right to post the pictures with faces, I wish to share the beauty of traditional kimono with friends.
Oh, these pictures made me realized that quarter of a century is quite a while, haha. Its designs got really modern and girls' hair styles are so different from my days.
I will paste the 2 sites of the pictures. (one and the other)  lots of same pics, sorry.

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                                (the way Obi is tied became so modernized as well)

I hope you all will have a marvelous week end, my friends! 

19 comments:

Shelly said...

I have always thought kimonos are the most exquisite of garments, and you pictures prove it. Such elegance and beauty!

Thank you for sharing them with us, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

Barbara F. said...

Kimonos are very beautiful garments. I love the white fur the young ladies are wearing. A special day for these girls. Have a great weekend. xo,

Thisisme. said...

Hi dear Miyako. Gosh, those girls look very trendy in their beautiful Kimono's don't they?! I can see what you mean about styles changing over the years. I would love to see a photo of you in a Kimono! They really are so lovely. Thank you for showing us today. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Big hugs from West to East.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Miyako,

Wish you would be nearby to help me get dressed into my kimono with obi sash... Got the wooden shoes and all but I would not know how to.
Love to you and thanks for sharing this beautiful post!

Belle said...

Hello sweet Miyako, Thank you for sharing these pictures. Such beautiful dresses of the past and present! I love the colors and design. What a wonderful tradition in Japan. I wish we had something similar here.

JeannetteLS said...

Dear Miyako,
I have been away from the blogs I follow. What a wonderful post to see? And do NOT be sorry for all the examples.

They are beautiful, and I think that the young women in their white furs looked as if they were having a wonderful time.

One thing that I sometimes wish were true about the USA is that we had national customs that involved such beauty, ceremony and joy. We are too young a country, with people from so MANY backgrounds.

Thank you for sharing this custom.

Eva Ason said...

Dear Miyako,
thank you for sharing those beautiful and colorful kimono's today. It's always interesting to learn about other customs. Have a lovely weekend! Big hugs x

Bouncin Barb said...

These pictures are beautiful. The kimonos are as well. I love how the traditions are still kept to this day but with a hint of modernization. The girls looked so happy!

artistamyjo said...

Thank you for sharing. I love the colors and beautiful fabric,they could be a painting.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs

Ellie said...

These garments are very beautiful and the colours are so bright and cheery.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

those are just beautiful! i've always thought that keeping up with traditions is great. i love the fabric and the bright colors.

just beautiful. i'd love to see a picture of you in a kimono. please???

Ann said...

how beautiful!! thank you for sharing these beautiful kimonos!!
i've never seen one with the fur on it!
have a lovely weekend my friend!
my computer has "died"..been without for days..just borrowed my son's for the day..so my visits will be off and on until mine is fixed"!

Sush said...

Miyako....how lovely are those kimonos. I would like to see you in one and pictures of how they've changed through the years.

Thanks for sharing...have a delightful weekend.
Hugs~

maddyrose said...

Dearest Miyako, What lovely photos. The colors in the fabrics used for these kimonos are absolutely beautiful. They're so rich and vibrant and the girls are lovely. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

Wow I have always thought Kimonos to be very beautiful garments. Thank you for sharing these photos with us.

lyndylou said...

Those Kimonos are stunningly beautiful X

Mina said...

Oh, I love these kimonos, Orchid. So very beautiful!

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Miyako, these kimonos are simply wonderful! I love the colors and the beautiful fabric!
Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures with us!

Hugs and Love,
Gaby

Ayu Maselli said...

I love kimono... so beautiful fabrics. remembering me the first Japanese movie i watched when I was childhood ' Oshin'.

I hope you don't mind I put your blog in my side bar.

Hugs
Ayu