【Product Description】 One of the frequently asked questions from foreign guests about the Japanese is “how do Japanese people keep a calm heart?” Indeed, we Japanese do not usually show our expressions outwardly, and seem to respond even to large disasters with comparative composure. You may feel the same toward the samurais of old who always had Heijoshin (keeping the state of your mind as even as possible to think clearly and make the right decision in any situation).
Kimono for men
I think of one of the answers as this.A body constantly under stress in everyday life, or a body tense with nervousness can never create a calm heart.A nervous body, in other words a condition in which the strength is one-sided in one’s body cannot create a calm heart. I think a calm heart begins with creating a constantly relaxed physical state.I believe this Kimono set can create the Shizentai ( neutral, or natural posture ) unique to the Japanese.The Kimono is not constricting. It creates a relaxed mind and body. Until western clothes were incorporated in Japan in the Meiji era (early 20th century ), everyone, not only samurais, wore the Kimono.Like clothes, Kimono had various styles for each season, occupation, place and circumstance. Even with these variations, the Obi is essential to every Kimono. I believe the Obi is the most important point in telling the charms of the Kimono.I am certain that the Kimono and Obi supported the everyday life of not only samurais but also every Japanese, and shaped the posture, movements, and conduct that is unique to Japanese. I think that has a large effect on the Japanese calm attitude.Unfortunately, now even in Japan, there is hardly anyone left who wears Kimono. (Except for a select people who are kabuki actors, Kimono instructors, etc.)Also, like you, many Japanese who have never worn Kimono think the Kimono is beautiful and would like to wear it once, but at the same time think that the Kimono looks constricting and difficult to wear. I can assure you that, if worn correctly, the Kimono is never constricting. We would like you to feel the relaxed sense in the body that the Japanese used to feel by wearing Kimono in a simple style, and fastening the Obi.If you are interested in Japan’s Kimono, please feel for yourself that the Kimono is not only beautiful, but also creates the relaxed Shizentai ( neutral, or natural posture ) and by extension greatly impacts the calm state of mind.Resolved the difficulty of wearing KimonoIt is said that Kimono is difficult to wear for first-timers, and in fact, it is difficult even for Japanese to wear a Kimono for the first time without support.Compared to women’s Kimono, men’s Kimono is much easier to wear, but still many take pains to wind the 4m ( 13 feet ) long Obis around their body. The first point is to wind that long Obi around while pulling the front of the Kimono together and not letting it come open.On top of that, “tying” the Obi at the end isn’t easy either.The Kimono we developed resolved that problem.This Kimono is made with a string attached to the front of the Kimono, and is made so the front part does not open when wearing it. This way, you can take both hands off and the front will not open.You can apply yourself to wind the long Obi around your body using both hands freely.Furthermore, the Obi we offer can be tied with a bowknot instead of a traditional Japanese difficult knot.