What do Japanese people wear?
lottieandmia · 24/06/2013 20:08
Dd (aged 9) came home from school with this question to answer. So I told her to write that Japanese people wear what we wear (a quick google to show this confirmed this to her)
However, it seems the teacher was after a different answer involving some elaborate costume. AIBU to think this is not a good approach?
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AmyFarrahFowlerCooper · 24/06/2013 20:20
Yeah, I think she probably meant traditional clothes too so I'd plump for kimono. Or actually, I'd put that they wear clothes that we wear on a day to day and then for traditional events etc they wear kimono.
And just to spoil the joke, superdry is an English brand with bad Japanese on it so they don't wear it much in Japan!
ThinkAboutItTomorrow · 24/06/2013 20:21
Google cos play and send DD in with some pictures!
CaterpillarCara · 24/06/2013 20:22
The teacher should have asked about national / ceremonial dress if she wanted another answer.
Depending on if this is a quick or long project, you could write an answer covering:
- every day (like us!)
- ceremonial (you could touch on when this is worn, e.g. the shichi-go-san festival for children turning 7, 5 and 3.) The weight of Princess Masako's wedding kimonos is also interesting
- school uniform (quite interesting, they are usually modelled on European naval uniform: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_school_uniform )
- Japanese street fashion: Lolita fashion, dolly kei, mori girl...
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