Similar to adult kimonos, children’s kimonos are robe-like garments fastened at the waist with a wide belt called an obi. While older women may opt for somber colors and muted designs, children’s kimonos come in vibrant hues and bold patterns. During festivals, children adorn themselves with matching accessories, including obi belts, shoes, and traditional hair ornaments for girls.
Just as adults have various traditional Japanese clothing for different weather conditions, marital statuses, and special events, there is also a wide variety of children’s kimonos available. If you have more questions, feel free to send us an email!
Omiyamairi is a significant ceremony marking a Japanese baby’s first visit to their local temple, typically taking place between birth and 100 days old. Some babies wear a white, lacy children’s kimono akin to a baptism gown. Another popular style is a brightly colored children’s kimono that wraps around the baby and the person carrying the child.
This is a shorter winter coat worn by both boys and girls, featuring light padding for added warmth, much like a quilt or padded jacket. Hanten make dressing a child easier and are perfect for cooler weather.
Easily recognizable by its long, flowing sleeves that may reach the floor, the furisode is a formal kimono often worn by girls during their coming-of-age visit to the temple around the age of 20.
This style is a short jacket, often adorned with the family crest, worn over a kimono. While girls wear kimonos with flowing sleeves for formal occasions, boys often don a haori for such events.