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Hōmongi

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
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Romaji Hōmongi
Houmongi
Kanji 訪問着
Kana ほうもんぎ
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Visiting Dress


Alternate romanization: houmongi. Commonly used but not correct: homongi.

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Characteristics

  • Can be any coloured background, including black or white.
  • Can have rinzu or chirimen base. Rinzu being more common with antique pieces.
  • Can have 0 to 5 kamon
  • Pattern is generally heaviest on the hem extending over the shoulders and sleeves, however, it can be balanced over the kimono in full.
  • Pattern is in a flowing arrangement that crosses over seams for a seamless look.



Hōmongi Examples


Formality & TPO

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TPO - Within Japan

Occasion Formal
Hōmongi
Casual
Hōmongi
Hotel Wedding Reception Yes Yes
Restaurant Wedding Reception Yes Yes
Formal Party Yes Yes
Casual Party No Yes
Dinner Yes Yes
Lunch No OK
Tea Gathering Yes Yes
Graduation Ceremony OK Yes
Practice No No
Theatre, Concert OK Yes
Exhibition OK Yes
Travel No No
Yes - Acceptable to wear.
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.



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