KIMONO The kimono (着物 ? )  is a Japanese traditional garment. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear",  has come to denote these full-length robes. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is kimonos. On certain events, it is proposed that you dress in a kimono, in most times you will need a helping hand to get into one. It is not as easy it looks, if you want to wear it appropriately. Men, Women and children alike adorn kimonos.