Kimono needs many accessories because it doesn’t have any zippers and buttons.
Usually use “himo”, bands, codes, and belts.
Kimono accessories have unique names.
So I’ll show you what they are.
obi-makura : obi pad / pad for obi
This is obi-makura. It is a pad for keeping the obi shape on the back.
This is obi-makura, a pad for obi to keep the shape of your obi beautiful.
When you make “otaiko-musubi”, you need it.
obi-ita : obi-ita board
This is one of the accessories for kimono to keep the front of obi neat.
Put it between obi layers to prevent from wrinkles on the obi.
obiage : obiage cloth
Obiage is a decorative long cloth supporting the pad on the back by covering the pad.
You can use it as a scarf.covering the obi pad
obijime : obijime cord / obi cord / final cord
It is a decorative cord to hold the obi in place.
Obijime is a very important cord. Also it is a decoration.
It secures the obi itself and the obi shape by tying firmly.
Koshihimo, karihimo, munahimo
koshi-himo : “koshihimo” is a long and thin fabric used to hold kimono in place by tying firmly. It is tied around the waist like a belt for bottoms. The most recommended material is 100% wool called muslin.
“Koshihimo” changes the name according to place of use. Please refer to the following.
kari-himo : It is used for holding an obi shape temporarily in process of tying obi.
muna-himo : It is used for keeping the collar’s position.
This is koshi-himo, the most important thing to wear kimono.
You need at least 3 “himo”.
A kimono dresser says “I tie this firmly. If you feel uncomfortable, please tell me immediately.”
datejime : “datejime” belt
Datejime is a thin fabric belt to make kimono fit the body.
Datejime secures the “muna-himo” and kimono belt, and the collar’s position.
kimono belt (korin belt)
Kimono belt is very useful instead of “himo”.
The belt is easy for your body because it is stretchable.
hada-juban : underwear for kimono
Hada-juban is front open underwear for the upper body. It is usually made of cotton.
You can wear a camisole instead of it.
susoyoke : susoyoke underwear / wrapped petticoat
Susoyoke is underwear wrapped the lower body.
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hosei-yogu : padding to make the body line straight
Padding is used for making the body flat.
“No hip and no waist” is one of the keys to wear kimono beautifully.
Kimono is sewn in straight lines.
Wearing kimono is just like wrapping the body with one sheet of cloth.
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naga-juban : undergarment
Naga-juban is an undergarment for kimono.
Sophisticated kimono lovers enjoy changing “haneri” collar and choosing patterns of juban,
because juban is an undergarment showing partly.
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erishin : interlining for collars
Inserting “erishin” interlining into the collar keeps the collar’s form neatly.
haneri : haneri strip / exchangeable collar / decorative collar
Haneri is a exchangeable collar.
Change the color when you want to show originality or when the color is dirty.
White is a basic color. It makes your face brighter as a reflector board.
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date-eri (kasane-eri) : layered collar / decorative collar
“Kasane-eri” or “date-eri” upgrades the appearance of kimono .
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sanju-himo : a triple band
Sanju-himo is a triple band used for dressing “furisode”.
It enables you to create various shapes of obi tying.
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tabi : tabi socks / traditional Japanese socks / a pair of split-toed socks
First of all put on Japanese socks called “tabi”. They have 4 or 5 small clasps called “kohaze”. By using clasps, you put on them.
Put your big toe into a small part and other toes into a big part.
*Kohaze : clasps / a piece of metal to put on “tabi”
Fasten / unfasten clasps.
Ususally we don’t wear “tabi” when wearing “yukata”.
zori : zori sandals / traditional Japanese sandals
Traditional sandals for kimono.
hanao : sandal straps
dai : soles
“Hanao” can be adjusted according to your feet.
You can change the combination of “hanao” and “dai” to your favorite.
geta : geta clogs / wooden clogs / traditional Japanese footwear
Geta consists of straps and wooden soles.
We wear them mainly for “yukata”.
In Japan, there is a custom to take footwear off when people enter houses. So “zori and geta” are very useful and easy to take them off and put them on.
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