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How to put on yukata part 2 :  from straighten “ohashori” to putting on “obiita”

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Did you tie the “koshihimo”?

Are you ready to the next step? 

Okay, get started!

 

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Make sure your collar ends

1. Leave the collar end at least 3 cm on the right. 

 

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The collar end in this photo is 5 ~ 7 cm. If you have a much longer one, tie the “koshihimo” string lower. Some recycled kimonos have a long collar. It’s not quite sophisticated if it comes out too long.

 

2. Carefully pull out the collar end above the “koshihimo” so as “shitamae” or the right lower body not to get loose.

 

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You can’t usually see inside, so the model took off the sleeve to make it visible.

 

Straighten “ohashori” tuck

3. Put the left hand inside the right body from “miyatsuguchi”, a side slit, and put the right hand inside the left body.

 

 

4. Move the hands to the sides at the same time to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.

 

 

5. Put the hands in the center of the back.

 

 

6. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.

 

 

7. Make sure how your front tuck is. If the tuck is thin, go on with 8.  If the tuck is thick, fold the extra fabric up to make it thinner. Let’s jump to 14.

 

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Before crossing the collar, if your space at the nape called “emon” is narrow, adjust it again.

 

Close the collar

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8. Basically cross the collar at the hollow of the throat. Place the collar of the right body as covering the bust.

 

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I usually cross the collar under the hollow of the throat, because I’m not young.

 

9. Make the collar symmetry. 

 

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Left and right are always equal in kimono.

 

Tie “munahimo”

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You don’t have to tie a “munahimo” string too firmly. Not too tight, not too loose!

 

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10. Hold the right under bust very firmly. Take the center of the string with the left hand and pass it to the right hand.

 

 

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11. Slide the string to the back and cross it on the back.

 

 

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12. Bring it back to the front, make two loops aside and twist the ends.

 

 

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13. Tuck them in. Okay, jump to 20!

 

 

Another way of straightening the extra fabric

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You can’t usually see inside of the left upper body, so I took it off to see well.

14. If you have the thick “ohashori”, restart here. Slide the right hand along the collar and stop it under the bust, making sure the crossed point of the collar with the left finger.

 

 

15. ★ the blue stars are the same place as the fourth finger (no.14). Move it forward horizontally. Be sure to keep the collar’s position (★ the red star).

 

 

16. Fold the extra fabric completely up and make smooth above the “koshihimo” .

 

 

17. When folding it up, you have a triangle on the under bust.

 

 

18. Match the “ohashori” tuck lines of the front and back. 

 

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When you did 16 and 17 well, you can align the front line with the back line of the “ohashori” tuck.

 

19. Go back to 10~13, tying “munahimo”.

 

 

20.  Remove wrinkles on the back. Push the back body at “miyatsuguchi” into the front body with both thumbs at the same time. 

 

 

21. Remove wrinkles on the front. Please carefully do it not to get loose the collar.

 

 

Tie “datejime 

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When tying “datejime”, a thin fabric belt,  inhale, stop, tie the belt and exhale. Can be worn comfortably.

 

22. Slide the belt from the top and center it under the bust. 

 

 

23. Cross it at the back. Lower one side. 

 

 

24. fold it up.

 

 

25. Bring the ends to the front. Twist around each other twice and turn them to the opposite sides.

 

 

26. Tuck them in one by one, holding the twisted knots.

 

 

27. If you have a long “ohashori”, shorten it and put it into the “datejime”. Make a sharp line around the hip.

 

 

28. Make sure that the seams on the “Ohashori” tuck are connected to the seams on the “Okumi”. Let’s see the circle. Clip there to keep the line of the “ohashori” tuck sharp.

 

 

Put on “obiita” board 

29. Put your “obiita” board with a belt on the “datejime”.

 

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Basically the length of the “ohashori” tuck is less than one index finger. See the blue arrow.

 

30. If you have a simple obiita board, clip it on the front.

Hey, good job ladies!

Now, you are ready to tie “hanhaba-obi”, a half-sized obi.

To be continued in “How to tie yukata obi”.

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