The first thing is preparation.
It is very important because kimono needs many accessories.
Place kimono, obi and accessories in order to wear, and you can put on them smoothly.
Things you prepare
Do you have a favorite kimono and obi?
Do you have the necessary kimono accessories?
They are for wearing kimono and tying “tsunodashi” (above ).
- nagajuban under garment
- Nagoya obi
- obiage cloth
- obijime cord
- underwear (kimono slip / hadajuban and susoyoke / your daily one without pad for bra. )
- munahimo, koshihimo, karihimo (They are all the same with different names.)
- Korin belt (you can use a string but I recommend the belt especially beginners.)
- 2 datejime belts
- gauze for tying obi (about 30 cm x your height.)
- obiita board (If you don’t have it, you can substitute cardboard.)
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Sew “haneri” on “nagajuban” and put “erishin” in
Did you sew ” haneri” and put “erishin” in?
If you haven’t done it, please refer to the follwing.
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Fold kimono and obi into “karidatami”
Before stacking up, fold the kimono and obi to make it easier to put on. It is called “Karidatami” or temporary folding.
It’s so 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.
Obi may get tangled during putting on if you didn’t prepare neatly, because obi is very long!
Please be sure to do “karidatami”.
First, fold the wider part into three equal parts with the knee width. Second, fold the narrow part into like an accordion. Finally, move the blue circle from bottom to up.
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.
Stacking up everything
The order of stacking up
Be sure to…
- The first thing you have to do is put tabi socks on.
- Did you put the erishin interlining into the nagajuban’s collar? People often forget that. If your juban has “mikawashin” interlining, “erishin” is no required.
- 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.
Put everything in a shallow box or on a wrapping cloth “furoshiki“.
It is better to place them on a stool, chair or low table than on the floor. You can take them more easily.
This photo is just an example.
Now everything is set for the next step.
So let’s put on tabi and underwear!
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