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A Little History of Kigurumi

April 6, 2012

Penguin!

Penguin!

How did these quirky costumes come to be? 

Well, the word “Kigurumi” comes from a combination of two Japanese words: kiru (“to wear”) and nuigurumi (“stuffed toy”). Traditionally, it referred specifically to the performers wearing the costume, but the word has since grown to include the costumes themselves. In Japan, kigurumi costumes are worn as a way to break the conventions of traditional dress… or just as comfy pajamas!

Yay, nap time just got even better! >.<

Where do they come from?

Kigurumi Shop’s costumes are manufactured by Sazac, the most respected and successful kigurumi manufacturer. They were the first! The particular style of kigurumi you see here at Kigurumi-Shop was originated by Sazac, and they pay great attention to detail by using the highest quality material insuring that your kigurumi will last.

It’s always great to know where your favorite things come from. Are you curious about the origin of anything else? (I found out yesterday how cheese is made. D:)  Let me know in a comment below!

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  • Kigurumi is so cute. It will be perfect for my kids 7th birthday.