Kimono without liner is called “Hitoe”, which means single cloth.
As a custom, hitoe kimono is only wearable in June and September, the change of seasons between winter and summer.
Here is one example of coordination for September.
Each color is suitable for the eary autumn.
In September, as a season from summer to autumn, obi and obiage for winter are coordinated.
Ueda tsumugi (Uedatsumugi)
-color: amairo (see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Brown & Orange“)
-line color: suoukou (see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Red“)
-color: benikikyou (see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Purple“)
Chojugiga design (see “USAGI (Rabbit)”)
Rabbit is a symbol of “o-tsukimi (enjoying the moonlight)” (September is the best season for enjoying the beautiful moon), so the design with rabbits is poplar and preferred in September.
-color: soudenkaracha(see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Brown & Orange“), aoni(see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Green“) and enpakushoku/ enpakuiro(see “Japanese Traditional Colors – Achromatic color“)
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