let’s get something straight,
This is a kimono. It’s worn by Japanese people.
This is not a kimono. It is a hanbok. It’s worn by Korean people.
This also not a kimono. This is a Hanfu. It was worn by Han Chinese people until the Qing.
This is also not a kimono. This is a Qipao. It’s originally a Manchu dress, but upon the Qing, it was worn by Han Chinese people as well.
This still not a kimono. This is a modern adaptation of the Qipao.
This is an Ao Dai. It’s worn by Vietnamese people. Still not a kimono.
This is an Ao tu than, worn by Vietnamese people centuries before the Ao Dai. Still not a kimono.
So I ask you to stop referring to all East Asian dresses as kimono, because it’s not the same thing.
Also it would be nice if random people stopped associating all of these with geisha.
Reblog because I just learned a lot.
Yay for knowledge!