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Point of interest: 着物(きもの)

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着物(きもの) - kimono - traditional Japanese garment
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The kimono,
きもの
着物
(literally: 'thing for wearing'), is a traditional Japanese garment like a closely-fitted robe. It was historically worn by both men and women, although male versions tended to be plainer and female styles tended to be more brightly colored. Today, kimono are still seen in Japan, although most commonly at more formal events such as weddings or traditional events such as tea ceremonies.
When wearing a kimono, the right side should be folded first, and then the left side, such that the right side is on the inside, and the left side is on the outside. This is is known as
みぎまえ
右前
(as in, the
みぎ
, right, side goes
てまえ
手前
, first). The opposite style,
ひだりまえ
左前
, is respectful if done deliberately at a funeral, but is considered unlucky if done by accident!

Kanji used in this point of interest

チャク   ジャク   つ to arrive   つける to attach   き to wear   きせる to make wear   
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ブツ   モツ   もの thing   
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ウ   ユウ   みぎ right   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
サ   ひだり left   
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