The Japanese kimono is a traditional garment with a long history and deep cultural significance in Japan. It is a T-shaped, straight-cut robe, often with wide sleeves and a sash or belt called an obi. The kimono is worn wrapped around the body, with the left side usually over the right.

Kimonos are crafted from various fabrics, ranging from silk for formal occasions to cotton for more casual wear. The choice of fabric and patterns can indicate the wearer's social status, age, and the season. For instance, cherry blossoms may be used for spring, while maple leaves represent autumn.