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How to put on yukata part 2 :  from straighten “ohashori” to putting on “obiita”

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Make sure your collar ends

1. Make sure that the left end of the collar is firmly held by the the “koshihimo”. 

 

2. Carefully pull out the collar end above the “koshihimo” so as “shitamae” or the right part not to get loose.

 

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You can’t usually see inside, so the model took off the sleeve to make it visible.

 

Straighten “ohashori” tuck

3. Put the hands in the center of the back.

 

 

4. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make the “ohashori” tuck line sharp.

 

 

5. Put the left hand inside the right part from “miyatsuguchi”, a side opening, and put the right hand inside the left part.

 

 

6. Move the hands to the sides at the same time to make the “ohashori” tuck line sharp.

 

 

7. Check your front tuck. If the tuck is thin, go on with 8.  If the tuck is thick, fold the extra fabric up to make it thinner. Let’s jump to 14.

 

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Before crossing the collar, if your space at the nape called “emon” is narrow, adjust it again.

 

Close the collar

8. Place the collar of the right part like wrapping the breast. 

 

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Basically young women cross the collar at the hollow of the throat. I usually cross the collar under the hollow of the throat, because I’m not young.

 

9. Do the same for the left part. Make the collar symmetry. 

 

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Left and right are always equal in kimono.

 

Tie “munahimo”

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You don’t have to tie a “munahimo” string too much. Not too tight, not too loose!

 

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10. Hold the collar under the breast firmly. Take the center of the string with the left hand and pass it to the right hand.

 

 

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11. Slide the string to the back and cross it on the back.

 

 

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12. Bring it back to the front, make two loops and cross the ends.

 

 

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13. Tuck them in. Okay, jump to 20!

 

 

Another way of straightening the extra fabric

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You can’t usually see inside of the left upper body, so I took it off to see well.

14. If you have the thick “ohashori”, start from here. Slide the right hand along the collar and stop it under the bust, making sure the cross point of the collar with the left finger.

 

 

15. ★ the blue stars are the same place as the fourth finger (no.14). Move it forward horizontally. Be sure to keep the collar’s position (★ the red star).

 

 

16. Tuck in all extra fabric at the front.

 

 

17. Make a triangle fold under the bust. This is the view after tucking. 

 

 

18. Match the front and rear “ohashori” tuck lines on the right side.

 

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When you did 16 and 17 well, you can align the front line with the back line of the “ohashori” tuck. If you have a clip, let’s pinch the tuck to keep the line.

 

19. Go back to 10~13, tying “munahimo”.

 

 

20.  Remove wrinkles on the back. Push the back bodice at “miyatsuguchi” into the front bodice with both thumbs at the same time. 

 

 

21. Remove wrinkles at the front. Please carefully do it not to get loose the collar.

 

 

Wrap “datejime 

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When wrapping “datejime”, a thin fabric sash,  inhale, stop, tighten the belt and exhale. Can be worn comfortably.

 

22. Place the center of “datejime” sash on the upper part of the chest and slide it under the breast.

 

 

23. Cross it at the back. Pull one side down. 

 

 

24. Fold it up.

 

 

25. Bring the ends to the front. Make two loops and cross the ends.

 

 

26. Tuck them in one by one while holding the twisted knot.

 

 

27. If you have a long “ohashori”, shorten it and put it into the “datejime”. Make a sharp line around the hip.

 

 

28. Make sure that the seams on the “Ohashori” tuck are connected to the seams on the “Okumi”. Let’s see the circle. Pinch there with a clip to keep the line of the “ohashori” tuck sharp.

 

 

Put on “obiita” board 

29. Put your “obiita” board with a belt on the “datejime”.

 

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Basically the length of the “ohashori” tuck is less than one index finger. See the blue arrow.

 

30. If you have a simple obiita board, clip it on the front.

Hey, good job ladies!

Now, you are ready to tie “hanhaba-obi”, a half-sized obi.

To be continued in “How to tie yukata obi”.

 

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