Names of kimono’s parts are very unique. “Kanji” characters are difficult to read.
This time Maikichi translated them. It was hard work but fun!
Anyway, please look at the following images.
They are used very often when you take kimono lessons called “okeiko”.
If you learn them before the lessons, you can smoothly put on kimono by yourself.
1. eri / kake-eri : collar / first layer collar
“Kake-eri” covers the main collar of kimono to prevent from getting dirty.
The first layer collar overlaps the main collar.
2. kake-eri-sen : horizontal line on the collar
Match the horizontal lines on the collar together to put the back seam on the center of the back.
3. haneri : haneri collar / replaceable collar on the undergarment
It is a detachable and decorative collar.
You can change it as you like.
There are many kinds of haneri collars for formal and casual occasions.
4. eri-awase : intersection of the collar / crossed point of the collar
5. katasen : shoulder line
6. uwamae : upper body / left body / left bodice
7. shitamae :: inside body / right body /right bodice
Cover the right with the left.
8. miyatsuguchi : side hole / side slit
9. sodeguchi : cuff
10. sode : sleeve
11. tamoto : curved corner / round part of the sleeve
12. furi : furi / opening
The openings make us easy to wear.
Also, air enters (the wind passes through) from the openings and the sleeves wave beautifully.
It is one of the charms of kimono.
13. obi-uwasen : upper line of obi
14. obi-shitasen : bottom line of obi
15. ohashiri-sen : line of the tuck / tuck line
Straighten the “ohashori” tuck line.
16. mae-migoro : front body
17. hidariwaki : side line / side seam line
Set the left seam onto your left side.
18. okumi : okumi / big collar / extended collar
19. okumi line : okumi line
Can you see the “okumi” line is on the slit of “tabi”? Then, you’ll be okay.
20. hakkake : lining of the lower body / bottom lining
1. emon : space at the nape
Put air into the space at the nape.
Opening this space is one of the attractive points of kimono.
2. eri-kata-aki : part of the collar around the neck
3. sechushin : back center line
4. otaiko-uwasen : upper line of otaiko
5. otaiko : otaiko / one-layered obi shape / single piece otaiko
Ichiju-taiko is the most popular and basic shape in tying obi.
6. otaiko-shitasen : bottom line of otaiko
7. tare : tail / tail edge
8. tesaki : narrow edge
9. ohashori : tuck / ohashori tuck
10. erisaki : collar edge
11. tachiagari : inside flap
12. ushiro-migoro : back body
13. tsumasaki : tips of the hem / hem tips
Lift the tip of the hem a little. The lower body looks slim. So you look elegant.
14. suso / susosen : hem / hem line
Set the hem line around the ankle when wearing “yukata”.
How was that? Was it difficult for you?
Don’t worry! You’ll be able to learn gradually in the lessons.
When I got nice ideas, I’ ll update them.
If you have appropriate words and phrases, please let me know!
This post in Japanese is here!
着姿に関する用語です。 普段聞きなれない名前がたくさんありますね。 事前に覚えておくと着付けのお稽古がスムーズに。でも、…