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.
Why does your neck look tight?
“Emon” is getting smaller, the collar is getting looser or tighter… Otherwise it is standing!
Here are reasons.
- The front body doesn’t cover enough on the breasts.
- The position and tightening of “muna-himo” are not really good.
- The material of the ‘juban” is slippery.
- The shoulder line is coming to the front a little.
- In the case of “juban” with “himo”, the position of the “himo” does not suit you.
- The posture of putting on is not good, such as facing down all the time.
Look straight ahead and do not move the upper body.
- You do not prepare the set necessary for wearing in order. You look for something during wearing and go to get it.
This is also the case if the posture is not good.
And one more…
- The collar puffs up at the front because of the weight of the kimono.
You shouldn’t put the kimono on from above the collar. You should do from below the collar like touching gently.
Make “emon” that suits you
It is relatively difficult to make a beautiful shape of the collar and keep it.
I talked about it with some kimono friends.
We reached that “This method is the best, after all”, so I made this article.
Preparation of “himo”
Prepare a safety pin and “himo”.
Pin the “himo” along the back seam on your “juban”.
Pin it at 10 ~13 cm from the bottom line of the collar. Adjust it according to your height.
You can sew it on.
Put both ends in side holes called “miyatduguchi”.
How to put on “juban” featuring making “emon”
1. Put “juban” on. Hold the collar equally and center the back seam.
2. Move the shoulder line backward. Pull down the back seam to make “emon”.
3. Pull the “juban” downward and make the “emon” U-shaped.
4. Pull the shoulders outward so that the collar is away from the neck.
5. Tie the “himo” on you body to keep the “emon” in place.
6. Holding the right collar, cover your left breast like wrapping with the right front bodice.
Wrapping your breasts is effective to put the collar almost flat.
In this case I wrapped my breast holding close to the end of the collar.
By doing so, I could flatten the collar. Furthermore, I used a thin and soft collar stiffener called “eri-shin”.
7. Holding the left collar, cover your right breast like wrapping with the left front bodice.
8. Tie “muna-himo” under the bust to keep the collar position. If you have “juban” with strings, please use them.
9. Tuck the ends in.
10. Push the back body into the front body at “miyatsuguchi” at the same time to remove wrinkles on the back.
11. Pull the “juban” downward again.
The elastic bandage looks fluffy and thick, but no problem. It will be padding.
Then wrap “datejime”.
If you can keep the “emon” in place only with “himo”, it is not necessary to wrap “datejime” on hot days in summer.
For your information, “juban” in the photos is made of polyester fabric “ro” for summer.
How was this way? Did you get a ideal “emon”?
Practice makes perfect!