The History of the Kimono Shirt

Kimono Shirt

The Kimono Shirt is a traditional Japanese garment that features a gathered waist and billowing kimono sleeves. These garments have an interesting history, with different names in different parts of the world. In Japan, they are called hanten, or “happy,” which evokes a more playful and whimsical feel. They are also commonly referred to as a kimono wrap shirt in the United States.

How to Wear a Kimono Cardigan Shirt

The kimono originated in nineteenth century Japan as a way to defend Japanese culture from Western influences. When most cultures adopted the nation-state model of government, women were expected to maintain their dress traditions. While the men adopted Western clothing and clothes, they remained faithful to the traditional dress code. As a result, women’s kimos became associated with femininity. Thankfully, kimono style has a rich history and is now fashionable and accessible for all ages.

Noragi shirts were historically a symbol of Japanese poverty. Farmers would wear them to work in the fields. Today, kimono shirts have become a symbol of Japan’s horticultural past. The Kimono Shirt is made from cotton fabric cut and sewn in Canada using the Japanese Noragi method. These Japanese kimono shirts were once used by the poor and have become symbols of a better life for the people of Japan.