About Michiyuki

About Michiyuki

Michiyuki are three-quarter length coats with square necklines. The most common materials for michiyuki are crepe fabric, silk and satin. Michiyuki often have no patterns, but can also feature stripes, checks, or other designs that are more subtle than those of most kimonos and related garments.

Garments similar to the michiyuki include the douchuugi, which provides greater protection against inclement weather, the kimono raincoat, which provides complete cover of a kimono, and shawls or stoles, which serve the same purposes they do in Western culture.

The information on this page was compiled and condensed from several of the kimono books featured on this site. We especially recommend The Book of Kimono for those interested in further such details about kimono, haori, and obi.