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Gai-jin Kekkonshiki
Japanese style weddings & event themes for the non-Japanese

Kyo wa 2016 08 28

 

Welcome! Get Dressed....

 


 
Think you're turning Japanese?

Well you might be if you're curious about planning a Japanese style wedding or other event in the western hemisphere. Fortunately there are loads of web resources to help you out! If you're as curious as we have been, I hope this page will help you to ease the burden of learning how to do it yourself. It can be quite the crash course. So if you live in terror of wearing a white polyester wedding dress or starchy tux for your nuptials, read on...

Getting Dressed

You think it's easy? Heck no... As usual the web is a great place to start your research. There are also loads of places to buy traditional / vintage kimono etc. 

You're not as little as you think & the kimonos are not as big as they look: Remember kids, you're an American... Most likely fast food fed instead of rice fed. The Japanese are much smaller than we Westerners. The Kimonos look like they're pretty darned big, but looks can be deceiving. 
>> You can find some tips on sizing here...

The Bride: Wow... Be sure to put your shoes and socks on first, girls! You won't be visiting your feet again until you get the obi and many layers of belts off.
>> Read loads about the bride's clothes here...

The Groom: The lucky guy gets to dress up in silk koulats :)  He's a comfy fella indeed, unlike his bride who will some times swell up from being so tightly bound in her garments and cannot bend over from all the belts!
>> Read more about the groom's clothes here...

Folks attending: For those who don't want to go through the many layers of decking themselves out for the occasion there is the simple choice of acquiring a haori from one of the fine vendors on ebay. A Haori is basically a comfy, usually light weight, silk jacket. They come in both male and female types and can be very colorful. 
>> Read more about haori here...
>> Read more about other women's kimono here...

 

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