Basic and General Information
Website of a kimono tailor, with several photos of the sewing process.
Home to two sites: Kimono Nippon
for the Promotion of Japanese Dress (Kimono) Industry) and
Kimono Internet Club
. The latter has a section with
kimono coordinates that's great to look through. Both in Japanese.
Creation Factory: Kimono
Symbolism, Motifs, Colors
History, kimono and obi types and parts. The "How to make designs" section roughly describes how to make different
types of kimono from a silk roll.
U. of Virginia Topical Haiku
An incredible reference - meant for haiku but also useful for placing motifs in a season - with words in kanji, furigana and
romaji. Includes an image library. Organized by season.
Kiyose: Seasonal Plants
Kitsuke, Obi musubi, etc.
An excellent (long!) resource for placing plant motifs in the appropriate season. English and Japanese
JCC's Kimono FAQ
One of the best sites for English-language kitsuke directions. Also describes the different types of
Information ranging from kitsuke to obi musubi to how to fold kimono and obi, among
others. Photographed directions, in Japanese.
A wealth of kimono and kitsuke information, including yukata, Heian and geisha kitsuke, to mention