Did Japanese women wear kimono all the time? Were there different types of kimono for women?
The word “kimono” in Japanese just translates as “clothes”, and modern misconceptions of this term have led to a widespread misunderstanding of both the word and the clothing of ancient Japan. Women wore kimonos in Ancient and Feudal Japan at all times, as did men, because it was the traditional garb of their society. Many people have an image of kimonos as extremely intricate and high quality garments, but this is only one type of kimono, which is only used in the most formal of occasions. In most cases, men and women would wear extremely basic clothing that would resemble our idea of a modern kimono.