1. semi-formal kimono for women; visiting (gala) dress
Wikipedia definition
2. HōmongiThe Hōmongi (訪問着) kimono replaces the role of the furisode when a woman marries. It is given to the women when she marries, to signify her womanhood has transcended into a married life. It is of a less colourful and attention-drawing than the kimono of unmarried women, but it can be worn by unmarried women too. Directly translated homongi means "visiting wear" and it was very popular among the upperclass women in the Meiji era to wear as a formal dress for going out.
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