Modern? Traditional? Easy to wear? Really...?
Kimonos were the normal clothing in the Edo period in Japan, and
...there were no real rules.
There were as many ways to wear a kimono as there were kimono wearers!
The rules and traditions and customs that have evolved over time are fascinating and many are very beautiful - but by no means necessary!
Think about the meaning of the word "kimono":
着る - to wear
物 - a thing
A kimono is literally a thing you wear! That's it!
Like Italian Opera or Shakespeare are cultural treasures; nowadays there are lots of rules and etiquette about how to partake, but originally they were crazy, raucous, very fun events.
No different for Japanese kimono!
There is no need to get a university degree in kimono wearing just to put on these great fashionable clothes.
Sunshine wears his denim kimono over jeans and shirts, with a necktie when the mood hits! Modern look rooted in the original spirit!
The obi belt can also be simpler than tying your shoes.
But for those who prefer the more formal way of tying the obi and wearing their kimonos - no problem!
Like kimonos were meant to be!
Sunshine Obi Belt -
easier than tying your shoes.