|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
Iromuji (approx. nothing but the colors of the earth) are a type of kimono, the fabric of which is, or predominantly one color other than black (black (kuro) does not fall under the category of iro). Iromuji are recommended as beginner kimono because of their versatility: depending on which obi and other accessories are worn, they can be very formal or rather informal.
- Iromuji are solid-color kimono with no obvious patterns
- May be made of silk with jacquard patterns (called rinzu) but they have no patterns in other colors.
- They occur in almost every color, but the most common colors are subdued, low-saturation hues. Pink is a popular color for iromuji. Solid-white iromuji and solid-black iromuji (mofuku, mourning wear) follow different rules, and are not to be used interchangeably with other iromuji. Solid white "iromuji" are usually dounuki for kurotomesode, kakeshita for mai curren or the kimono worn with red hakama by Shinto miko; a variety of white iromuji is also worn as burial clothes.  Mofuku (black iromuji) are worn by relatives mourning the loss of a close family member, and should not be used for other purposes. 
- Iromuji may bear 0, 3, or 5 crests.
Formality & TPO
Iromuji can cover a wide variety of occasions not only depending on what is paired with it, but also because they can bear any number of crests. Iromuji are often worn to, and associated with, Japanese tea ceremony. This is because their subtlety allows the focus to be on the tea. Iromuji worn to tea ceremony frequently bear one crest to designate the family of the practitioner.
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception||Yes|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception||Yes|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.
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