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Kimono accessories

You need many accessories to wear kimono because it doesn’t have any zippers and buttons. 

So usually use cords, belts and sashes. Those kimono accessories have unique names.

Maikichi shows you what they are.

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Obi-makura

帯枕/obi-makura

obi-makura : “obi” pad / pad for “obi”

This is obi-makura. It is a pad for keeping the “ob”i shape on the back.

This is obi-makura, a pad for “obi” to keep the shape of your “obi” beautiful.

When you make “otaiko-musubi”, you need it.

 

 

Obi-ita

帯板/obi-ita

obi-ita : “obi-ita” board

This is one of the “obi” accessories that maintains the shape placed between the “obi” layers to prevent surface wrinkling.

 

 

Obiage

帯揚げ/obiage

obiage : “obiage” cloth

“Obiage” is a decorative long cloth supporting the shape of “otaiko” on the back by covering the pad called “obimakura”. The color accentuates your kimono style.

You can also use it as a scarf.

 

 

Obijime

 

帯締め

obijime : “obijime” cord / “obi” cord / final cord

It is a decorative cord to hold the “obi” in place.

“Obijime” is a very important cord. It is also a decoration.

By firmly tying, the “obi” shape is fixed.

 

 

Koshihimo, karihimo, munahimo

腰紐/himo

koshi-himo : “koshihimo”, a long and thin fabric

It is used to hold kimono in place by tying firmly. It is tied around the waist like a belt for bottoms. The most recommended material is 100% wool called muslin.

“Koshihimo” changes the name according to place of use. Please refer to the following.

 kari-himo :  It is used for holding an obi shape temporarily in process of tying obi.

 muna-himo :  It is used for keeping the collar’s position.

This is koshi-himo, the most important thing to wear kimono.

You need at least 3 “himo”.
A kimono dresser says “I tie this firmly. If you feel uncomfortable, please tell me immediately. But it is going to be part of your body soon”.

 

 

Datejime

博多伊達締め/datejime

datejime : “datejime” sash / belt

“Datejime” is a thin sash or belt to make kimono fit the body.

“Datejime” secures the “muna-himo”, a kimono belt, and the collar’s position.

“Datejime” is effective to keep the V-shape of the collar beautiful.

 

 

 

Kimono belt

コーリンベルト/kourin(kimono)belt

kimono belt / korin belt

Kimono belt is very useful instead of “himo”.

The belt is easy for your body because it is stretchable.

 

 

Hada-juban

肌襦袢/hadajuban

hada-juban : underwear for kimono

“Hada-juban” is front open underwear for the upper body. It is usually made of cotton.

You can wear a camisole instead of it.

 

 

Susoyoke

Wasou bra and susoyoke

susoyoke : susoyoke underwear / wrapped petticoat

“Susoyoke” is underwear for kimono wrapped your lower body.

 

 

Hosei-yogu

補整用具/padding

hosei-yogu : padding

Padding is used for making your body flat.

“No hip and no waist” is one of the keys to wear kimono beautifully.

Kimono is sewn in straight lines.  

Wearing kimono is just like wrapping the body with one sheet of cloth.

 

 

Naga-juban

長襦袢/nagajuban

naga-juban : undergarment

“Naga-juban” is an undergarment for kimono.

Sophisticated kimono lovers enjoy changing “haneri” collar and choosing patterns of juban, because juban is an undergarment showing partly.

 

 

Erishin

衿芯/erishin

erishin : interlining for collars / stiffener for collars

Inserting “erishin” interlining into the collar keeps the shape of the collar neat.

 

 

Han-eri

半衿/haneri

haneri : haneri strip / exchangeable collar / decorative collar

Haneri is a exchangeable collar.

Change the color when you want to show your originality or when the color is dirty.

White is a basic color. It makes your face brighter as a reflector board.

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Date-eri (kasane-eri)

伊達衿/date-eri

date-eri (kasane-eri) : layered collar / decorative collar

Date-eri is a decorative collar and mainly used for formal kimono, such as “furisode” and “houmongi”.

“Kasane-eri” or “date-eri” upgrades the appearance of kimono.

 

 

Sanju-himo

三重紐/sanju-himo

sanju-himo : a triple band

“Sanju-himo” is a triple band used for dressing “furisode”.

It enables you to create various shapes of obi tying.

 

 

Tabi

足袋/tabi

tabi : tabi socks / traditional Japanese socks / a pair of split toe socks

“Tabi” are  traditional Japanese split toe socks which have four or five “kohaze” hooks and “ukeito” eyes. Those hooks and eyes are small metal pieces and long stitches on the side of the ankles. “Tabi” are worn by fastening with them.

Usually we don’t wear “tabi” when wearing “yukata”.

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Zori

草履/zori

zori : zori sandals / traditional Japanese sandals

Traditional sandals for kimono.

hanao : sandal straps

dai : soles

“Hanao” can be adjusted according to your feet. You c

an change the combination of “hanao” and “dai” to your favorite.

 

Geta

下駄/geta

geta : geta clogs / wooden clogs / traditional Japanese footwear

Geta consists of straps and wooden soles.

We wear them mainly for “yukata”.

In Japan, there is a custom to take footwear off when people enter houses. So “zori and geta” are very useful and easy to take them off and put them on.

 

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