Welcome to this informational website made for male kimono wearers.
How to wear a men's kimono
A step by step introduction on how to actually put on a kimono.
How to tie the knot
Instructions on how to create the knots for your obi or hakama that are availble for men. Also the different kinds of haori-himo for the haori.
How to care for a Kimono
How to fold your kimono clothing and accessories and where to store them.
How to clean
Cleaning your kimono, tips, warnings and a bit of history.
Men's manners and behavior
What to dress at a special occasion, behavior in public, formality levels and which kimono for which season.
Little bit of history
Some history about the kimono that i found at wikipedia until i am confident enough to write my own text.
Men's Kimono fabric, patterns and shops
So you want to buy a kimono, let's find out what kind of fabrics and patterns are available for men's kimono and an indication on the price range.
A little more background on the terms/items used on this site. Also handy for a quick kanji lookup of kimono items.
How to tie up the sleeves when working, what kimono coats are there, men and colors and more random subjects.
For your convenience
(modern) kimono accessory variations when you want to catch a break.
Do It Yourself
Books, Films and other media
Some very nice kimono video's and books focussed on men. Sadly the books are often not translated into English.
Links to other kimono pages
Other sites that contain (some) information about Kimono for the male population.
Kimono Exam practice questions
After discovering so much about the Kimono, you are wondering is there is an exam. There is and here you will find some mock exam questions of the written part of the exam.