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KIMONOS ON MONDAY (Week #24): Crane Patterns on Kimono

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Crane patterns on Kimono

Welcome to snowy Hokkaido! … or at least in my imagination I am there …

One of the great things about Hokkaido are the famous white cranes. These are majestic, beautiful and graceful birds.

Red-Crowned White Cranes of Hokkaido

Red-Crowned White Cranes of Hokkaido

“Majestic, beautiful and graceful” — might also describe kimono fashions! I will combine my admiration of the Hokkaido cranes, with my love of kimonos for this week’s post.

 

The crane pattern is one of my favorite styles.  The Hokkaido white crane mates for life, thus the crane pattern is often utilized for wedding kimonos. The white crane is also a symbol of a long life. Or does it just seem longer if you are married? (Denny is immediately smacked by Mrs. Sinnoh.)

I enjoy looking at the crane pattern, even if there is not a lady wearing it.  Here are some views of full kimonos, as well as a few close-ups of the crane kimono fabric!

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Also, the crane pattern is cute on other “kimono-inspired” fashion, such as kimono “minis”, kimono robes, wraps and even kimono-gowns!

The crane on the kimono can also be seen in East Asian art:

Hope you enjoyed the styles as much as I do!

japanese crane kimono

Don’t forget the obi !

 

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