from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, wide-sleeved Japanese robe worn with an obi and often elaborately decorated.
- n. A loose, light robe worn chiefly by women.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of traditional Japanese clothing that is worn in formal occasions.
- n. Plural form of kimono.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of loose robe or gown tied with a sash, worn as a traditional outer garment by Japanese women and men. Women may wear it with a broad sash called an obi, having a large bow in the back. At present (1998), most Japanese wear it only at home or on ceremonial occasions, western-style clothing being more common in the workplace.
- n. A similar gown worn as a dressing gown by women of Western nations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jap. costume, a garment resembling a European dressing-gown, folding across the breast, leaving the neck exposed, and held in place by a sash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loose robe; imitated from robes originally worn by Japanese
Reversing images can make significant Japanese cultural details, such as how a kimono is tied, look wrong.
Yesterday, as I was about to leave for work (all grizzly and harried), Mr. Nag presented me with an unexpected gift, this beautiful Japanese kimono from a friend's shop:
Now move to the bookshelf and using the stool grab the doll kimono from the very top of the bookshelf.
Art Sculptures include girl in kimono, phoenix, sumo wrestler, horse and others. 9 more pics after the jump.
Onoto Watanna ceased to be a nom de plume, and became a persona as Winnifred posed for publicity photographs dressed in kimono, and passed herself off as a Japanese noblewoman.
It is a pity, though, for the flocks of girls in kimono that I saw today looked absolutely lovely.
For that reason alone, I can understand why the kimono is losing out to dresses that you can slip on in seconds.
I had two experienced ladies helping to dress me in kimono for my wedding, and despite the fact that they were working as fast as possible, it still took them a whole hour.
The word kimono is a collective term for a variety of traditional pieces of clothing and can be translated as 'thing to wear'.
However the word "kimono" -- which means "thing to wear" -- was first adopted by Westerners, who used it to refer to a variety of tube-shaped Japanese garments.