Kimono vs. Hanbok

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A traditional Japanese T-shaped, wrapped-front garment with square sleeves and a rectangular body, now generally worn only on formal occasions.


The traditional Korean dress, often characterized by vibrant colours and simple lines without pockets.


(loosely) A yukata.


The hanbok (in South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (in North Korea) is the traditional Korean clothes. The term literally means .The hanbok can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms of Korea period (1st century BC–7th century AD), with roots in the peoples of what is now northern Korea and Manchuria.

‘hanbok’; ‘Korean clothing’;


A long robe-like garment in Western fashion, which may be open at the front, loosely inspired by the Japanese garment.


A kind of loose robe or gown tied with a sash, worn as a traditional outer garment by Japanese women and men. Women may wear it with a broad sash called an obi, having a large bow in the back. At present (1998), most Japanese wear it only at home or on ceremonial occasions, western-style clothing being more common in the workplace.



A similar gown worn as a dressing gown by women of Western nations.


a loose robe; imitated from robes originally worn by Japanese


The kimono (きもの/着物, lit., – from the verb (着, ki), and the noun (物, mono)) is a traditional Japanese garment and the national dress of Japan. The kimono is a T-shaped, wrapped-front garment with square sleeves and a rectangular body, and is worn left side wrapped over right, unless the wearer is deceased.

‘thing to wear’; ‘to wear (on the shoulders)’; ‘thing’;


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