Belying their elegant appearance kimono were originally worn as everyday wear. In fact within Japan the term 'kimono' was used as a general term for clothing as a whole.
The basic principle of a kimono is that most of its constituent pieces are rectangular and joined along straight edges. Traditionally this allowed the kimono to be taken apart, washed then reassembled many times over. This maintained the form of each piece, whereas washing the entire silk kimono would have distorted its overall shape.
Another feature of kimono is that they do not normally feature buttons or zippers. Kimono are always crossed left over right, for men and ladies, and tied in place with a belt known as "obi"
Our Barcelona shop stocks various types of kimono including antique silk models, yukata and samue. We also make to order according to the client's choice of fabric and style.
The kimono available in our online shop are either original Nunoya label models or are sourced by us in Japan