“Nagajuban” is an under garment. It has two types, a one-piece and two-piece one.
The one piece “nagajuban” is like a long dress or robe.
The two piece “nagajuban” consists of two parts, a top and bottom.
Please look at the photo below.
The left is a one piece garment. The center is a two piece garment called “nibushiki nagajuban”. The right is a one piece garment with long sleeves. That’s for “furisode”. Basically, you put on them in a same way. However there are some small differences according to the age, where you go, when you wear, kinds of “kimono” you wear and so on.
But don’t worry! The knowledge will follow you. Just try it!
Did you sew “haneri” on the collar and put “erishin” there? If you haven’t done it yet, do it now. The reference is “How to sew “haneri”.
- How to close the collar properly
- How to use “munahimo” effectively
If you wear “Nagajuban” properly, you’ ll be able to wear kimono properly and comfortably.
Wear a one piece “nagajuban”
Align “se-chushin” and make “emon” space
１．Put “nagajuban” on. Put the collar ends together at the center front.
２．Pinch the collar and the back seam, move the hands back and forth to align the back seam with the center back.
３．Pull the center seam and make some space at the nape.
Suitable “emon” space
Close the collar
４．Place the right collar like wrapping the bust.
５．Place the the left collar like wrapping the bust.
Put the collar in place
Older women cross the collar below the notch just above the breastbone.
６．Do you have an isosceles triangle on the chest? It is important to be symmetrical when wearing kimono.
Tilt the collar
⑤ Pull down the back center. So the collar comes along the neck. The “emon” will widen. In summer, leave a little more space between the neck and the collar. Next tie “munahimo”.
７．While holding the tip of the left collar with the right hand, take the center of “munahimo” with the left hand and pass it to the right hand.
８．Slide the left hand to the side along the under bust and cross the “munahimo” at the back. Don’t move the right hand.
９．Bring the ends to the front and twist one end around the “munahimo” twice.
10．Rotate the ends.
11．Tuck them in and put the wrinkles aside by sliding fingers.
12． Do the same thing to the back.
13．If your bodice is wider than you, tuck the extra fabric of the back bodice inside the front one, and carefully pull the front one to remove wrinkles. Do it to the both sides at the same time.
14．If the “emon” space is narrow, hold the waist line with both hands and pull them down at the same time.
Tie “munahimo” with “emon-nuki”
１．Pass “munahimo” short to the right and long to the left through the hole. If you have 2 holes, basically choose the upper one.
２．After aligning the back center and closing the collar, bring the right “himo” to the front while holding the collar.
３．While holding the collar and the right “himo”, bring the left “himo” to the front and hold the right with the left.
４．Make the left “himo” go around once and bring it to the front.
５．Twist the end twice around the other end,. cross and tuck them in the front part. When slippery, tie a half bowknot.
If the above way is difficult, it is OK with the one below.
This is one of the dressing techniques.
If you have “emon-nuki”…
Wrap “datejime” belt
15．Place the center of “datejime” belt on the center front and slide it down to the under bust.
16．Cross the belt at the back and pull either end down.
17．Fold the pulled down end up.
18．Bring the ends to the front and tighten the belt once.
19．Twist one end around the other end twice, while holding the crossed point firmly not to get loose the belt.
20．Tighten it, but not too tight.
21．Cross the ends so as to make the knot flat.
22．Tuck the ends in one by one while holding the knot with fingers. Be sure not to loosen the knot or the belt.
23．Put the wrinkles aside by sliding fingers.
24．Also tuck the extra fabric of the back bodice into the front bodice to remove wrinkles.
26．When you wear “nagajuban” for “furisode”, do the same thing.
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