Q: Aren’t you getting hot in all this clothing? (Juban, Kimono andHaori)
A: Yes, it would be hot in summer, but not in the other seasons. We have many kinds of fabrics and we choose thin/thick cloth depending on the temperature and weather. When it’s cold, we wear warm fabric. When it’s hotter, we wear thin fabric.
Q. Do you still wear a juban underneath the kimono when you wear hakama?
A. Yes, you should wear juban too, because it would be a formal situation when you need to wear hakama.
Q. (In Hakama vide) Seriously, how do you go to toilet with traditional clothing?
A. In case of hakama & pee, hakama’s hem is wide enough to pull out the thing. In case of hakama & poo, untie the second knot in front, and take off the board on the back, so that your hip shows up.
Q. (About how to wear yukata) Is it for ordinary use or for a special date? Are they sold in Mexico? Regards!
A. Yukata originates from pajama after bath. So it’s casual. In summer (I think it’s always summer in Mexico) you can wear yukata in any casual situation like daily use.
Maybe it’s not on sale in Mexico but in the US, it’s on sale on Amazon.
My website ships overseas.
Q. Do you approve of foreigners wearing daily kimono? In America, there’s an idea of “cultural appropriation,” which means that it can be an insult for a foreigner to wear kimono. I’m going to wear a kimono for a wedding but I don’t want it to be offensive.
A. It sounds great that you’re going to wear kimono in a wedding 😀 I don’t think that’s offensive to Japanese. But maybe you could be careful of formal/casual difference of kimono. Yukata is a casual wear, and kimono cordination without socks(tabi) and jacket (haori) is casual. Wedding is a formal situation so you could wear kimono with haori, tabi and undergarment(juban) to make it formal.
Have you heard of Kimberly “Kim” Kardashian West’s “kimono” brand name issue? She tried to name her underwear-brand as kimono, and many Japanese kimono fans badly responded. That kind of things can be an insult, but it should be perfectly OK and moreover, it should make Japanese people really delighted if you just wear kimono! Enjoy attending at the wedding ceremony 😉