Do you want to wear a short-length kimono? It seems that more people are thinking ,"I want a short kimono that even popular anime characters wear!". Here, we will introduce the features and popular colours of the short length kimono above the knee along with the photos.
What Kind of Clothes are Short-length Kimonos?
Japanese kimonos usually have ankle-length. However, short-length kimono that are knee-short have recently been sold. The types are listed here.
Short Kimono Robe
Girls party. Beautiful female friends in robes having fun at the bachelorette party. A glamorous smiling female model dressed in silk pink pajamas, celebrating and drinking champagne at a chicken party. High quality images
Silk and satin robe-style kimono worn in the West. Short lengths are also popular. Is it a little sexy? It looks good in hot weather though!
Short Length Yukata
We don't see short kimonos in Japan in these days, but over a decade ago, knee-length yukatas were booming among young women. Nowadays the boom is gone, and the yukata is usually ankle-length.
Yosakoi Dances in a Short Kimono
“Yosakoi”, which originated in Kochi Prefecture, is dressed in short kimono and pants in order to dance to the intense rhythm while wearing kimono.
Short Kimono of Anime Character
Among Japanese anime fans, short-length kimonos are called "mini kimono". The representative characters in mini kimono are KUROTSUCHI Nemu (涅ネム) of "BLEACH" and AYASATO Mayo (綾里真宵) of "Ace Attorney" (逆転裁判).
In addition, the Tohoku region's cheering character "TOHOKU Zunko" (東北ずん子) also wears a mini kimono.
Short Length Kimono Colours
Since many people wear short-length kimonos as if they were cosplayers, red, pink, yellow, etc. are popular. Many of them have patterns of butterflies and cherry blossoms.
Where can I Buy a Short Length Kimono?
Available at online shop. Some people wear it as cosplay, so it's sometimes posted in a cosplay specialty web shop.
How Much does a Short Length Kimono Cost?
A robe type is cheap and costs around 2,000 yen. A short length yukata can be purchased online for about 5,000 yen. Cosplay costumes may cost more than 10,000 yen.
Are there Patterns for Short Kimonos?
As we mentioned earlier, in Japan, short kimonos are almost never worn. In addition, the pattern has not been around so much because the short yukata has gone off the boom. It's a good idea to get a regular kimono pattern and adjust it to your desired length.