Houmongi e Tsukesage sono abiti da visita. Indossati da donne sposate o nubili, sono appena meno formali di un furisode o un tomesode, si riconoscono per la disposizione dei disegni che attraversano i pannelli e rislagono fino su una delle spalle o sulle maniche.
Whether the wearer is married or not, Homongi can be worn as a pre-formal Kimono next to Furisode & Tomesode in rank order. The term, "Homongi" directly translated from "visiting dress" was spread widely as a special dress to go out for the upper-class ladies in Meiji era. The quality of silk materials such as Chirimen(crepe), Rinzu, Mon-Isyo are most likely to be chosen for its exterior. Patterns are designed to cross over a panel to a panel by the traditional dyeing technique typified by Yuzen, and some of them are done by embroidery & gilding. Therefore, Homongi is the most flamboyant Kimono for married women and also the second most for unmarried women, which allows you to go to not only a function but also other formal occasions.
Tsukesage is type of Kimono that is slightly less formal than Homongi. Tailored to make the patterns on both sides go to the same direction
(this version from yamatoku)