The first thing is preparation.
It is very important because kimono needs many accessories.
When everything is ready, stack up furisode, obi and accessories in order.
So you can put on them smoothly.
Things you prepare
They are for wearing furisode and tying “bunko” (above).
- fukuro obi
- nagajuban for the furisode
- kimono slip, hadajuban and susoyoke underwear
- towels (padding)
- 3~5 “himo” (“munahimo, koshihimo, karihimo”)
- Korin belt
- 2 datejime belts
- goju-himo band
- obiita board
- gauze (your height)
- obimakura (depend on obi shapes but this “bunko” is no required.)
- 3~4 clips
- tabi socks
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Fold furisode and obi into “karidatami”
“Kari-datami” is the way of folding kimono and obi in advance to take a smooth start.
Fold the furisode into “kari-datami” temporarily. It’s very easy.
1. Place the collar on the left. Fold the kimono into half and fold the sleeves under the bodice.
2. Fold the bodice into three parts equally. The solid line shows a mountain fold and the dotted line shows a valley fold.
They are parts’ names of fukuro obi in the photo below.
How to fold fukuro obi into “karidatami”. It is useful to tie it smoothly.
1, Turn the obi over and take twice the width of obi.
2. Take no.1’s length 3 times.
3. Fold the obi into half from “te-saki” and make a triangle at the edge of the right.
4. Fold the half-folded part into like an accordion.
Here is the video.
Prepare “himo” for easy take
“Himo” is made of thin fabric, such as wool, cotton, silk. linen, etc. It is sewn like a tube. It is used to wear kimono instead of zippers and buttons.
If you can’t find the center of “himo” during putting on kimono, loosening may occur because you have to move your body.
The following is an example that “himo” can be easily taken when you put it aside.
1. Fold a string in half and hang both ends on four fingers.
2. Roll it around.
3. Leave about 20 cm.
4. Put the remaining inside the roll.
5. Keep the center of the string up to take it easily.
Here is the video.
Stack up everything
Before stacking up, fold all things neatly so as to take them easily.
The order of stacking up
Put everything in a shallow box or on a wrapping cloth “furoshiki“.
From the top,
Be sure to…
- The first thing you have to do is put tabi socks on.
- Did you put the erishin interlining through the nagajuban’s collar? People often forget that.
- Belts, bands, “himo” and a cord should be placed to take their centers easily.
- Put clips aside.
- Place all items on the left in front of you.
- This time, no obi pad is required.
Are you ready?
Okay! So let’s put on frisode!
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