The kosode (小袖) is a basic Japanese robe for both men and women. Worn as both an undergarment and overgarment, it is what most people imagine when using the much broader term kimono. The literal meaning of the term kosode is `small sleeve,` which refers to the sleeve opening. Kosode are T-shaped, have a looser fit than the Kimono and come in.....
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(from the article `kimono`) The short-sleeved kimono (kosode), worn by women as an outer garment, was introduced in the Muromachi period (Ashikaga shogunate; 1338–1573). The ...
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