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How to put on yukata part 1 : from putting on “yukata” to tying “koshihimo”

Hi, yukata lovers, thank you for visiting my blog!

I’m going to show you how to put on “yukata”.

Are you ready? Let’s do it!!

 

Put “yukata” on and center the back seam

 

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Stand straight with your feet together and look straight ahead. Don’t move your upper body as much as possible.

 

1. Put “yukata” on and slide your arms through the sleeves.

 

 

2. Match the two short lines on the collar called “kake-eri” to wear the “yukata” symmetrical. If the collar has no lines, hold it equally.

 

 

3. Hold the collar and the back seam and move them back and forth to center the back seam. Pull the back seam down to open a preferred space at the nape called “emon”. 

 

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*That’s “emon-wo-nuku” in Japanese. It’s one of the attractive points of  kimono appearance.

 

 

Adjust the length of “yukata” 

 

4. Slide the hands along the collar and hold the collar at the roots of the thighs.

 

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It is about 20 cm above the end of the collar called “eri-saki”.

 

5. Bring up the skirt part. 

6. Bring it down to set the hem to around the ankle.

 

 

Adjust the width of the front body

 

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While adjusting the skirt part of “yukata”, keep the position of the hem line you determined and move your arms horizontally.
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In kimono, we call the left front body “uwamae” and the right front body “shitamae”.

 

7. Bring the left hand to the right hip bone.  Put your feet together and make sure that there is  “okumi-sen” line (blue arrow) between the big toe the next one. 

 

 

8. Open the left skirt part half.

 

 

9. Bring the right hand to the left hip bone.

 

 

10. Twist the hand up to raise the tip of the right corner called “tsuma-saki”. 

 

 

11. Bring the left hand to the right hip bone and twist the hand up to raise the tip of the left  corner. 

 

 

12. Holding the collar end firmly, and pull out the extra fabric of the right side.

 

 

13. Pull out the extra fabric around the waist.

 

 

14. Smooth the back, too.

 

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Do it carefully. If you do so, you’ll get a beautiful “ohashori”.

 

Tie “koshihimo”

 

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This “koshihimo” is the most important because it supports the entire of kimono. Usually you can’t see tying “koshihimo”, so I tuck up the fabric to see well.

 

15. Take the center of “koshihimo”. Pass it to the right hand keeping the collar end not to move.

 

 

16. Place the “koshihimo” around the hip bones.

 

 

17. Cross it at the back.

 

 

18. Hold the “himo” short and pull it horizontally in the hollow of the back.

 

 

19.  Pull it again firmly and diagonally.

 

 

20. Bring the ends to the front and tie it once.

 

 

21. Pass through one end between your body and “koshihimo”.

 

 

22. The “koshihimo” will not get loose even if your hands off.

 

 

23. Make a knot and tuck the ends in. Always tie a knot aside. 

 

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The ideal tightness is that you can barely put in the index finger between the body and “koshihimo.

 

24. Remove wrinkles around the “koshihimo” by sliding your fingers.

 

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Be sure to remove wrinkles. Otherwise, you’ll a hard time straightening “ohashori” later.

 

Good job, ladies!

Let’s go to the next step in Part 2 !

 

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