着物が楽しい季節が始まりましたね。まいきちきものは模様替えの準備をしております。    The season of kimono has arrived! You can enjoy a lot. MAIKICHIKIMONO is going to be renewed soon.
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Kimono for daily and private events.

  • 2020-06-05
  • 2020-08-01

You get a beautiful “emon” neck line

Do you have an experience that you can’t make the collar shape you like? It will happen especially when you are putting on and wearing “juban” without “emon-nuki”, “juban” with strings or slippery polyester “juban”. This is also the way for those who have rich breasts, square shoulders or a short neck. Make the collar almost flat and leave some space around the neck to make the neckline look neat.

  • 2020-05-13
  • 2020-08-01

How to put on a separate “juban” Maikichi likes

When I was a kimono beginner, I used to use undergarments and accessories provided by a kimono school. The more I got used to wearing kimono, the more I wanted to try other “juban” and accessories to be suitable for my lifestyle. There are two types of “juban”, long one and separate one. The most favorite of all the things I have tried is a separate “nagajuban”, which has two parts. In Japanese it is called “nibushiki naga-juban.”  I wear this “juban” pretty frequently. I’d like to tell you how useful it is. Please refer to this as one of your choices.

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-03

How to tie fukuro obi “nijudaiko”

I show you how to tie “nijudaiko” or “nijutaiko” which has two layers in hope of doubled happiness. This is the most popular obi shape for formal events.   This kimono with shark skin patterns is one of the “edo-komon” patterns. The edo-komon with a family crest is worn on ceremonies, but the no-crest is worn on private events. This obi is called “share-fukuro-obi” used for private events.  

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-01

How to tie Nagoya obi “ichijudaiko”

The next step is tying obi. I’m going to show you how to tie “ichijudaiko” with Nagoya obi. “Ichuju” literally means one layer and “daiko” means a drum. “Daiko” is usually pronounced  “taiko” in one word. It looks like a drum or drum-shaped bridge in a Japanese garden. This is the most basic way of tying.  If you learn this, you can go anywhere. So let’s get started!

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-02

How to put on kimono part 2 : from making “ohashori” to Putting on “datejime”

The next step is making “ohashori”. Please remember how to straighten grain lines. Practice step by step, checking one by one. So, let’s Enjoy “kimono”!   Learning target How to straighten the “ohashori” tuck How to close the collar   Click here if you want to review the part 1.  Book a Free Trial Kimono Lesson! Click here! How to put on kimono : next steps Make sure both ends of the collar 30. Check if the left end of the collar is firmly held by the the “koshihimo”.     31. Pull out the right end of the collar above ” koshihimo” so as not to get the lower skirt part loose.   maikichi The left end of the collar is on your right side and […]

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-01

How to put on kimono part1 : from putting on “kimono” to tying “koshihimo”

Enjoy wearing “kimono” as one of the fashionable outfits! Kimono’s texture is various according to fiber types and weaving process.  Also dyeing is very interesting. You’ll enjoy them through the lessons.   Learning target How to center the back seam How to adjust the hem line How to tie “koshihimo”    Are you ready? “Kimono is something to wear”, so let’s get started!

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-05-19

Preparation for kimono lessons

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?   Select items  They are for wearing kimono and tying “tsunodashi” (above ). kimono nagajuban under garment Nagoya obi obiage cloth obijime cord underwear (kimono slip / hadajuban and susoyoke / your daily one without pad for bra. ) towels/padding 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 […]

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-02

How to put on “nagajuban” : one piece

“Nagajuban” is an under garment for kimonos. It has two types, a one-piece and two-piece one. The one piece “nagajuban” is like a robe. The two piece “nagajuban” consists of two parts, a top and bottom.  The attractive points of “juban” is that it has some parts to show even though it is undergarment. Those parts are “haneri” collar and sleeves. Some kimono lovers are particular about the detail of “juban”.

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-05-10

Check your appearance wearing kimono

Let’s look at the mirror. Take your time to check your appearance after wearing.   Checking each part Please check the following list. They are very important. Collar’ s position Around the chest “Ohashori” tuck Hemline Position of “otaiko” patterns Entire appearance Especially “ohashori” tuck is good, everyone thinks you are a master of kimono! Refer to…     “Yukata” appearance Now, look at “yukata” appearance.   Those blue star lines ★ These blue star lines move back and forth (left seam) or move right and left (back seam) when you wear a bigger or smaller kimono than you.     Check list for kimono Please look at the table for a detailed check. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.   Items   […]

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-08-07

Padding for wearing kimono

What is “hosei”? “Hosei” means smoothing your bumpy body line. Kimono looks like one sheet of cloth because all parts are stitched straight.  There are no buttons and zippers, so you use a few strings and sashes to put it on.  The bumpy body line is not suitable for kimono. That’s why you need “hosei”. Usually towels and ready-made pads for kimono are used. Fill the dents and flatten the bumps. By doing so, your body line becomes straight, and you can put on kimono smoothly and dress up beautifully. You should use some padding according to your figure, if necessary. In contrast the western undergarments, such as corsets and girdles make curvy lines. There are other good things about padding. The padding as a cushion […]

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Online Kimono Lesson in English

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