Saturday, February 27, 2010
Wafuku - Means traditional Japanese clothing, as opposed to Yofuku which means western dress. I love that Japanese people still find the occasions, and make the effort to continue the tradtion of their national dress. Makes me feel a little displaced to not have a viable traditional dress to wear, nor occasions I could wear them.
Like the pride servicemen and ex servicemen take in wearing their dress uniform to memorial occasions, Japanese people often wear kimonos or yukata to weddings, funerals, schichigosan for children, seijinshiki for teens turning 20 and even just daily wear. A great thing, sartorially as well as for pride in the country.