As we all know, almost every country has its own traditional dress, in our impression, more special is the Japanese women's kimono, because they have a "small package" behind the kimono, many people are curious about what is inside?
In the earliest days, due to the influence of Christian robes, a waist pack was added to the Japanese kimono. But the girl wore it looks very unattractive, in front of the waist bag like a girl pregnant, so later put the waist bag in the back, looks beautiful, so it has continued until now.
Speaking of this "small package", although it does not attract attention, but its function is not small. The first function is, of course, to decorate, because it is necessary to wear kimono with wooden clogs. When walking in wooden clogs, the "small package" on the kimono will flip up and down like a bow, just like a butterfly fluttering, which perfectly fits the beautiful image of Japanese women who are gentle and elegant.
Secondly, this "small package" is also a reminder. If the shape of the "small package" is square, it means that the woman is married in real life, which is also a notice to others in the outside world. Another way is to tie the belt into a bow, when you meet a woman wearing this tie, which proves that they are still unmarried. So if men see these different "little packages" on women's backs, it's best not to touch them, or they will get themselves into some trouble.
In addition, because Japan is cold all year round, there was no heating in ancient times, so it was not easy to get through the cold winter. At that time, women not only had to help their husbands at home with housework every day, but also had to work in the fields. At that time, many women would turn their kimono's "small package" into a simple blanket and open it to cover themselves when they rested. When they continued to work, they would arrange the kimono in the same pattern as before and tie it around their bodies. Gradually, these kimonos became popular among women.
Since local women are relatively small in stature, most kimono styles are long. If there is an extra obi, it will look a bit more shapely, and without this obi, it will look loose and the overall and visual effect is not very nice. It is also known that Japanese machismo is very strong and local women do not have much rights and have certain demands on their wives and do not tolerate their wives' infidelity. Therefore, the method of tying this obi is handled by the man.
If the belt changes when the wife goes out, then the Japanese man gets very angry and wonders if his wife has wronged him. This shows that customs and cultures are different in each country.
Although the Japanese may seem to be typically oriental, they have been more influenced by western culture since recent times. They are more accepting of Western culture and attach great importance to their privacy, so if we want to travel to Japan, then we must do a good job of following the customs of the country, and if we are traveling with a group, then we must also heed some cautions from our guide and should not feel free to destroy the customs and habits of the locals, which will annoy many people and will also affect the image of our own country.