|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
|(n) dance kimono|
Odori, or dance, kimono are kimono which are used by dance schools for performances, or for festivals. They are often coloured and patterned as to be easily seen from far away from the stage. Odori kimono is an umbrella term: they can be any type of kimono including yukata and even mofuku.
- Most often synthetic
- Unlined (hitoe) or semi-lined
- Strong, contrasting colours or heavy use of gold and/or silver
- Large, easily visible designs, sometimes themed for specific dances or occasions
- Often has an all-over background pattern such as sayagata or higaki
- Can further be classified as any other type of kimono
- Often mass-produced, leading to easily found multiples
Odori Kimono Examples
Formality & TPO
The formality of individual odori kimono should be judged by what kind of standard kimono that the odori kimono resembles.
TPO - Within Japan
|Hotel Wedding Reception||Maybe|
|Restaurant Wedding Reception||Yes|
| Yes - Acceptable to wear. |
OK - OK to wear if no suitable alternatives.
No - Unacceptable to wear.
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Authors & Contributors
Author/s: Evan Mason (hikari_evyon (IG Username))
Contributors: Naomi Graham Hormozi (Immortal Geisha (IG Username))
Erica Pai (Iyolin (IG Username))