Collection: Kimonos


“Furisode” are the most formal style of kimono worn by young, often unmarried, women in Japan. You can spot a furisode by its long-hanging sleeves.

Since ancient times, the act of “swinging” or “shaking” also has the meaning of “touching the heart of the gods,” “summoning the gods,” and “warding off evil.” In the Edo period, it was also interpreted as “touching the soul of your loved one,” so furisode were used to communicate feelings and attract love interests. It can also be used when attending wedding ceremonies, formal parties, or other types of ceremonies including graduations etc.