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Preparation for furisode lessons

The first thing is preparation.

It is very important because kimono needs many accessories.

When everything is ready, stack up furisode, obi and accessories in order.

So you can put on them smoothly.

 

Things you prepare

 

Select items

They are for wearing furisode and tying “bunko” (above).

  1. furisode
  2. fukuro obi
  3. obiage
  4. obijime
  5. kasane-eri
  6. haneri
  7. nagajuban for the furisode
  8. kimono slip, hadajuban and susoyoke underwear
  9. towels (padding)
  10. erishin
  11. 3~5 “himo” (“munahimo, koshihimo, karihimo”)
  12. Korin belt
  13. 2 datejime belts
  14. goju-himo band
  15. obiita board
  16. gauze (your height)
  17. obimakura (depend on obi shapes but this “bunko” is no required.)
  18. 3~4 clips
  19. tabi socks
  20. zori

 

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Fold furisode and obi into “karidatami”

“Kari-datami” is the way of folding kimono and obi in advance to take a smooth start.

 

Furisode

Fold the furisode into “kari-datami” temporarily. It’s very easy. 

karidatami01

1. Place the collar on the left. Fold the kimono into half and fold the sleeves under the bodice.

karidatami02

2. Fold the bodice into three parts equally. The solid line shows a mountain fold and the dotted line shows a valley fold.

karidatami03

3. Finished.

 

Obi

They are parts’ names of fukuro obi in the photo below.

fukuroobi parts' names

 

How to fold fukuro obi into “karidatami”. It is useful to tie it smoothly. 

fukuro obi karidatami01

1, Turn the obi over and take twice the width of obi.

 

fukuro obi karidatami02

2. Take no.1’s length 3 times.

 

fukuro obi karidatami03

3.  Fold the obi into half from “te-saki” and make a triangle at the edge of the right.

 

fukuro obi karidatami04

4. Fold the half-folded part into like an accordion.

 

fukuro obi karidatami05

5.Finished.

 

Here is the video.

 

Prepare “himo” for easy take

“Himo” is made of thin fabric, such as wool, cotton, silk. linen, etc. It is sewn like a tube. It is used to wear kimono instead of zippers and buttons.

If you can’t find the center of “himo” during putting on kimono, loosening may occur because you have to move your body.

The following is an example that “himo” can be easily taken when you put it aside.

先端をかける

1. Fold a string in half and hang both ends on four fingers.

 

くるくる巻く

2. Roll it around.

 

20㎝残す

3. Leave about 20 cm.

 

真ん中に押し込む

4. Put  the remaining inside the roll.

 

くるくるポン完成

5. Keep the center of the string up to take it easily.

 

Here is the video.

 

 

Stack up everything

Before stacking up, fold all things neatly so as to take them easily.

The order of stacking up

Put everything in a shallow box or on a wrapping cloth “furoshiki“. 

From the top,

tabi socks, susoyoke petticoat, hadajuban underwear, towels/padding, karihimo string, nagajuban under garment + hane-eri collar + erishin interlining, munahimo string, datejime belt, furisode + kasane-eri collar koshihimo string Korin belt munahimo string datejime belt obiita board obi sash gojuhimo, band obi, makura pad (If you need it), obiage cloth, obijime cord

Be sure to…

  • The first thing you have to do is put tabi socks on.
  • Did you put the erishin interlining through the nagajuban’s collar? People often forget that.
  • Belts, bands, “himo” and a cord should be placed to take their centers easily.
  • Put clips aside. 
  • Place all items on the left in front of you.
  • This time, no obi pad is required.

 

Are you ready?

Okay! So let’s put on frisode!

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