At the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Japan created one-of-a-kind kimonos for each country

Available in : Vietnamese

 

August 9.2021

 

Japan, as the host country for the 2020/21 Summer Olympics, wanted to do something special to honor each country’s history and culture. In 2017, the Japanese international outreach organization Imagine Oneworld to launched the Kimono Project, which aimed to create a unique kimono for each country on the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aim had been for all of these outfits to be displayed in some way during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony, but the COVID-19 safety constraints sadly thwarted that ambition. Each kimono is influenced by various features of the country, such as flag colors, geography, architecture, and wildlife, to name a few. The United States of America kimono, for example, includes all of the official state flowers, the American bald eagle, baseball and football motifs, as well as a view into space. The Greece kimono also features images of historic architecture, olives, acanthus flowers, and soaring doves, all of which pay honor to the origin of the Olympics.

 

Scroll down to see more of these stunning kimonos.

 

 

 

Vietnam

 

 

USA

 

 

Singapore

 

 

Korea

 

 

England

 

 

India

 

 

Indonesia

 

 

Cambodia

 

 

Italia

 

 

China

 

 

Spain

 

 

 

Review all kimonos HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Available in : Vietnamese

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