A brief introduction with simple line drawings showing formal kimono,
everyday kimono, and summer kimono including the proper foot gear.
This site lets you send an electronic kimono greeting card.
A kimono FAQ with pictures of the under accessories needed to put on
a kimono, instructions with pictures on how to put on the slip and kimono.
Takes a while to download as there are lots of pictures but a good site
and easy to understand.
Nice general explanation of kimono with pictures.
Basic information in English about kimono. Click on the highlighted
in the text to learn more about different aspects of Japanese culture.
Pictures and explanation on the Yuzen dying process of kimonos
Fantastic site with lots of great pictures. Includes History, Men's
Women's Kimono (including bridal kimono), Children's Kimono.
This page is really cool. Just click on one of the pictures and it
show you how to tie an obi (belt) in that manner. The pictures work
slide show so it is really easy to see. The pages are in Japanese but
though that might show up as gobblygook on your browser, these pictures
This site shows a picture of an obi (belt). Click on the different
the obi andit will show you the name for that part underneath.
This site shows the parts of the kimono. Click on a blue dot and the
of that part will be shown below. You will need to adjust the frames
to be able to see it all.
History of the Kimono and how it looked in past ages. Start at this
There is an explanation in English. At the bottom, click on "Go to
Age" to see pictures of other eras. Really nice pictures and explanation.
Great site completely in English. Of particular interest... the names
pictures of patterns used in the fabric for kimono and Japanese traditional
hair styles with pictures.
This page is only in Japanese which will probably show up as gobbly
gook on your brower, but it shows with pictures how to put on a yukata
(summer kimono). The pictures are worth a visit.
Again, this page is in Japanese which will probably end up as gobblygook
on your browser. But click on each of the pictures to see more pictures
of how to tie an obi (belt) for the summer kimono. 3 different ways of
tying it are shown.
Very detailed information about obi (belts) but few pictures.
Good explanation of different kimono fabric
of Kimono & Obi
How to store, fold, and take care of obi (belts).
Page with some interesting ideas for decorating with obi (belts) and
using kimono frabric in crafts.
Picture postcards of Geisha and women in kimonos.
Nice explanation of geisha with a photopage