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Underwear for kimono and yukata

Choosing undergarments is very important.

By selecting the appropriate undergarments, you look beautiful and feel comfortable.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing them.

Select the best undergarments for you

There are many types of traditional ones. They are really good for kimono.

However, our lifestyle has changed, so you can choose either Japanese or Western type if you feel comfortable.

I usually wear functional ones, such as “air something” because they are useful.

If you have sensitive skin, please use ones made of natural materials.

Let’s select the best undergarments for you.

 

The following is the list of underwear for kimono.

 

the list of underwear

 

 

Be sure to choose a wide-necked upper underwear. 

If not so,  people can see it, and your charms will be reduced.

The beautiful neckline is one of the most attractive points of kimono.

 

Underwear for your bust

“Wasou” bra helps you put on kimono easily.

It is a functional brassiere to make the bust flat.

Do you know the reason why I say “Use a bra with no padding”?

Making a flat body makes you good look in kimono and easy to put on because kimono is one sheet of fabric. That’s why you don’t need to be curvy body.

I recommend you use “wasou” bra or a bra with no padding.

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How to put on “tabi” 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.

“Tabi” with four hooks are good for “seiza” or a traditional Japanese-style sitting because “kou” insteps are short and don’t squeeze the ankles. 

Ones with five hooks are long and hide your ankles, so your standing figure looks beautiful.

White “tabi” are the most basic, so you can wear them anytime, anywhere.

Let’s put on “tabi” first because it is really hard to put them on after wearing all kimono items.

 

 

1. Open up the “tabi” and fold in half inside out beforehand. Put your big toe into a small part and other toes into a big part.

 

 

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2. Fold it back and cover your heel. By doing so, you can put it on naturally.

 

 

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3. Close the side opening with “kohaze” hooks. Start with the bottom hook. Carefully do it one by one. Do the same thing for the other side.

 

 

How to put on a “yukata” slip

When you visit Japan and go to kimono shops for rent, please remember how to put on a “yukata” slip. It is just like a wrap dress with attached strings.

Look at the followings.

 

Put a slip on.

1. Put a slip on.

 

 

Align the back center.

2. Align the back center.

 

 

covering the body with the right side

3. Let the right side string go through the hole in the left side seam and cover your body with the right side of the slip.

 

 

Cover the bust deeply

4. Cover your body with the left side and bring both strings to the back.

 

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Wrap the left half of the slip over the right half.

 

Cross them on the back.

5. Make an X at the back.

 

 

Bring them back to the front.

6. Bring the ends to the front.

 

 

Tie a knot.

7. Tie a half bow knot.

 

 

Tuck the ends in.

8. Tuck the ends in.

 

Okay ladies, good job!

Are both sides of the collar symmetrical?

Wearing symmetrically is very important for the next step to put on kimono beautifully.

 

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Most of customers visiting kimono rental shops don’t know how to put on a yukata slip even Japanese girls.

I can understand it because they don’t wear them as daily clothes.

I can see wearing kimono is an exciting event for them…and you?

 

Now, you are ready for wearing “yukata” and “kimono”.

 

 

What is “susoyoke”?

“Susoyoke” is just like a wrapped petticoat mainly to correct the figure and protect the lower body.

I think the best material for “susoyoke” is bemberg. 

Bemberg does not generate static electricity even in winter.

 

 

How to put on “susoyoke”

These images are slightly strange..but no problem!

 

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1. The length of “Susoyoke” should be shorter than that of “nagajuban”. Place the cotton part around the lower belly, cover the body with the left part and adjust the front width.

 

 

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2.  Open half. Cover the body with the right part.

 

 

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3. Twist your hand a little to raise the corner of the hem.

If your “susoyoke” is larger than your size and there is excess cloth, please fold it back. 

 

 

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4. Covering the body with the left part and pull the cotton part horizontally to tighten the lower belly. Then pull up the root of the string a little.

 

 

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5. Pull up both roots of the string. The hem becomes narrow by doing 4 and 5.

 

 

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6. Fold the roots of the strings down, bring the ends to the back, and cross them.

 

 

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7. Bring them to the front and make a half bow knot. Do not tighten the strings too much.

 

 

8.  Tuck the ends in. By doing so, the string doesn’t loosen.

 

 

Views of “susoyoke” around the waist

Look at the photos above.

Roughly wrapping “susoyoke” around your waist is no problem but wrap around the lower belly tightly by using the fabric tension. It gives you a good posture.

 

 

How to put on “hadajuban”

“Hadajuban doesn’t have any strings! What should I do?”

I often hear someone says so.

肌襦袢を着る正面/hadajuban

 

1. Put on “hadajuban” symmetrically.

2. Cover the bust deeply and equally.

 

Did you? Okay, that’s the just size for you!

Cotton has frictional force because “Hadajuban is made of cotton. That’s why you don’t need any strings!

Also cotton absorbs perspiration well and makes you feel good.

 

 

肌襦袢を着る後/hadajuban back

If you want to take a wide space at the nape,  you hold the hem of “hadajuban” (dotted line) with both hands and pull at the same time. 

 

The next step is how to use padding.

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