Japanese Kimonos, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.
Japanese people often wear kimonos with colors that reflect the
seasons, their age, or their marital status. There are thousands of
designs that vary from a single color to vivid multi-patterned kimonos
with gold or silver embroidery. The color worn by Yumi on the right
would not suit the young teenage girl on the left. Age is an important
factor in the selection of a kimono.
These Furisode style kimono are distinguishable by their long beautiful
sleeves and elaborate colors and patterns. Furisode style kimonos are
traditionally only worn by unmarried women. Today expensive kimonos,
such as the ones pictured here, may cost $15,000 each.