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History of Purple Kimono Robes

May 20, 2021 1 min read

The Japanese First Crown System

In ancient Japanese culture, purple kimono robes were only to be worn by the highest class individuals. Continue reading to learn more about the history of purple kimono robes. 

Back in the day dyeing the kimono robes purple was incredibly time consuming. This level of work could typically only be afforded by the higher class individuals within the Japanese culture. The dye was to be extracted from a root called “Murasaki” and it would take days to make a single purple silk kimono robe. The color purple being chosen for royalty is said to be largely influenced by China and it is also said that China established their status based on the influence of Greek and Roman cultures.

Today wearing the color purple means having respect for those blessed with longevity. Wearing a purple kimono robe is said to keep you grounded, imaginative and can bring spiritual enlightenment. There’s no need to travel all the way to Japan to make all of that happen for you. We offer almost every shade of purple kimono robes for you to choose from. You can even pair it with leggings to change up the style to fit your plans for day or night.