Patterns of traditional Japanese clothing (kimono)

(Last Updated On: 30/11/2019)

Patterns of Traditional Japanese women clothings

Except for the high-class types of Tomesode, there are various patterns in traditional Japanese kimonos for women. 

Knowing the patterns, you can wear them according to the TPO or gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

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Patterns of kimono

Auspicious Pattern

These patterns are considered auspicious and have the meaning of wishing for longevity. Wearing in celebrations is preferred.

Crane

Phoenix

Pine Tree

Bamboo

Plum Blossoms

Seasonary Pattern

Spring

Plum Blossoms

Camellia

Cherry Blossoms

Peony

Summer

Iris

Wisteria

Hydrangea

Wisteria

Autumn

Maple (also in summer)

Bellflower

Wild Pink

Bush Clovers

Winter

Chrysanthemum

Bush Clovers

Pine Tree







Yusoku Pattern (Traditional Motif Pattern)

Shippo

Kikko (hexagonal)

Hishi (diamond)

Seigaiha (ocean wave)

Koshi (lattice)

Shima (stripe)

Animal Pattern

Turtle

Carp

Turtle

Butterfly

Swallow










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