Month: September 2020

Preparation for yukata lessons

Preparation for yukata lessons

Select your favorite yukata and obi,  and then prepare all items. When you begin kitsuke or putting on kimono, the first thing you have to do is preparation. It is very important because you need many accessories. Stack up yukata, obi and accessories in order, and 

Parts of kimono and obi

Parts of kimono and obi

Each part of the kimono has a unique name. Kanji characters are difficult to read. This time we translated them. It was hard work but fun! Anyway, please look at the following images. They are used very often when you take lessons called “kitsuke no okeiko“. 

What to check when you buy kimono online

What to check when you buy kimono online

Nowadays you can buy kimono and accessories online without coming to Japan.

It’s so easy to find your favorite one. You may want to get it immediately, but please wait a moment. Please look closer the detail of that. There are many things you should check before buying.

When I didn’t do it, I received what I didn’t expect.

This time I’ll tell you how to buy kimono and obi online successfully.

Here are check points you should know before buying.

SIZE, CONDITION, COLOR, PRICE and SHIPPING.

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Kimono structure and how to measure your size

Kimono structure and how to measure your size

Kimono is a simple shape consisting of some rectangles, such as the collar,  front body, back body and sleeves. There are no zippers and buttons because of the use of sashes, belts and strings. It is just like wrapping your body in a sheet of 

Kimono accessories

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.