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Furisode

Furisodoe is the most formal kimono for unmarried women. Furisode means "long flowing sleeves" . Sleeve length varies from full length to short. Furisode usually have rich decorative designs using elaborate techniques of hand painting or embroidering. Most women attend Coming-of-Age-Day ceremony in colorful Furisode. The sumptuous furisode especially worn by a bride under uchikake is called `kakeshita' . Kakeshita is usually longer than usual kimono, so it may be perfect for women of taller size. Furisode can be used either as a lovely garment or an interior decor.