Houmongi replaces the role of “Furisode” when a woman marries. Houmongi has shorter sleeves than “Furisode”. Short sleeves mean ”Married woman”, but can be worn by unmarried women, as well. Houmongi is second class formal Kimono for women next to Tomesode, worn at ceremonies. Houmongi usually has gorgeos and beautiful picture drawn like a paint art. They can be placed anywhere including collar, however, it cannot be the one with orderly pattern that is same even upside down.