Illustrated Japanese Kimono
29 Nov 2013 | From Akubi of Hong Kong
POSTCARD SENT FROM HONG KONG
Kimonos (着物) are traditional Japanese style clothes. Originally, "kimono" was the Japanese word for clothing. But in more recent years, the word has been used to refer specifically to traditional Japanese clothing. Kimonos as we know them today came into being during the Heian period (794-1192).
Nowadays, Japanese people rarely wear kimonos in everyday life, reserving them for such occasions as weddings, funerals, tea ceremonies, or other special events, such as summer festivals.
The Hong Kong stamp is glued in front of the card. The other stamp is the third series of the Sign Language stamps from Singapore.