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  2. 2. <ul><li>A kimono is a garment worn by both men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a long flowing robe worn with a sash. </li></ul><ul><li>It was known as the typical Japanese costume starting around the 14 th and 15 th centuries. </li></ul><ul><li>Men and women’s Kimono’s were distinguished by cut and color. </li></ul><ul><li>For informal wear, during the summer, sleeping, and after bathing a soft cotton Kimono called a yukata was worn. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>During the Nara periods, men wore black trousers and silk tunics with a colorful flowery silk robe. </li></ul><ul><li>The upper garment was a jacket that flared over the hips. Men wore it over wide pants. </li></ul><ul><li>Trousers and silk tunics were worn for riding and outside activities. </li></ul><ul><li>For indoors and informal wear men would wear a long robe with a sash around the waist </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In the Nara and Heian periods women’s clothing became very elaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>A young unmarried women would wear a furisode, a colorful kimono with sleeves that hang almost to the ankles. </li></ul><ul><li>A married women would wear a kimono with short sleeves. </li></ul><ul><li>the robes women wore were worn so that the colors of the hem, sleeves, and neckline could be seen. It created a rainbow effect. </li></ul><ul><li>The longer the sleeves are the higher social class you are. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The two swords on the side represent the person as a samurai. </li></ul><ul><li>In battles samurai wore there hair down with a hachimski. </li></ul><ul><li>They would grow mustaches to distinguish them from women because of their long hair. </li></ul><ul><li>Samurai would put their hair in a pigtail and have it down their back or folded forward on itself . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The clothing of peasants was usually made from cotton. </li></ul><ul><li>Women's clothing was dyed using a block printing method. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes were usually dyed with the indigo plant. </li></ul><ul><li>On rainy or muddy days wooden clogs called Geta were worn. </li></ul><ul><li>Other working class people wore clothes made of hemp, linen, and cotton as well. The silk was saved for the wealthy. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoors they wore sandals made of rice straw. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Let’s look at some amazing kimono designs! </li></ul>