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Kimono accessories

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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

帯枕/obi-makura

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

帯板/obi-ita

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

帯揚げ/obiage

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

 

帯締め

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

腰紐/himo

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

博多伊達締め/datejime

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

コーリンベルト/kourin(kimono)belt

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

肌襦袢/hadajuban

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

Wasou bra and susoyoke

susoyoke : susoyoke underwear / wrapped petticoat

Susoyoke is underwear wrapped the lower body.

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着物の下着/underwear for kimono

 

 

Hosei-yogu

補整用具/padding

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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補整 ガラス瓶とこけし/padding

 

 

Naga-juban

長襦袢/nagajuban

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

衿芯/erishin

erishin : interlining for collars

Inserting “erishin” interlining into the collar keeps the collar’s form neatly.

 

 

Han-eri

半衿/haneri

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)

伊達衿/date-eri

date-eri (kasane-eri) : layered collar / decorative collar

Date-eri is a decorative collar and mainly used for formal kimono, such as “furisode” and “houmongi“.

“Kasane-eri” or “date-eri” upgrades the appearance of kimono .

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kasane-eri

 

 

Sanju-himo

三重紐/sanju-himo

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

足袋/tabi

 

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

 

草履/zori

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

下駄/geta

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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着付け小物を英語で/kimono accessories

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