Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

What to Wear

Having lived in Japan for a couple of years, I have lots of Japanese clothing. I have two kimono and a beautiful, silver haori. I have a cotton yukata, and I even have a few men?s kimono, yukata and haori for the fellas too. It?s always so much fun to dress the part when enjoying a Japanese meal at home. I would never wear a kimono out in public, since it just doesn?t seem appropriate somehow, although I do wear my haori from time to time. It?s a short silk jacket, styled much like a kimono, but much less formal. They?re designed to wear as an outer garment over a kimono, but they look really nice as a wrap for an evening dress, or even something to throw on with a pair of jeans. Anyway, we?ll be dressing up Japanese style for the occasion.