The kimono is Japan’s traditional dress which has been worn by her people for hundreds of years.
The long flowing robe was a popular dress worn as everyday wear by not only the Samurai, but also the Emperor, Empress and many others.
It is still worn by many Japanese and even Sumo wrestlers are usually seen attired in a kimono when they make public appearances.
A deceased person may also be dressed in a kimono before the burial rites are performed on his or her behalf.
A woman will be clothed in a white kimono while men will be garbed in either a suit or kimono.