You get a beautiful emon neckline

You get a beautiful emon neckline

Are you happy with your emon?

You may sometimes fail to make emon.

It will happen especially when you use juban without emon-nuki, juban with strings or slippery polyester juban.

This is also the way for those who have rich breasts, square shoulders or a short neck.

Let’s make a flat collar and leave a space around the neck to make your neckline look neat.

Why doesn’t my emon neckline go well?

Small, tight or too loose!

Here are reasons.

  • The left and right front bodies do not cover the chest sufficiently.
  • The position of munahimo and datejime is not good, and the tightening is not enough.
  • The material of juban is slippery.
  • The shoulder line is slightly forward.
  • In the case of juban with strings, the position of the strings does not match your body.
  • When closing the collar, the way you hold the collar and move your hands is not appropriate.


  • Your posture is not good, such as facing down all the time.

Please remember to look straight ahead and not to move the upper body.

  • You didn’t prepare a set of kimono in order before wearing. You have to go to get what you need.

This is also the reason why the posture is not good and the neckline collapses.

One more…

  • The weight of kimono causes the collar to pop up forward.

You shouldn’t put on kimono over the collar. Please put it on like touching gently from under the collar.


How to make a beautiful emon

I believe all kimono lovers are pursuing a beautiful neckline. My kimono friend and I talked about how we make a beautiful neckline. We finally came to the conclusion that “This method is the best, after all”, so I made this article.


Preparation of himo

Prepare a safety pin and himo.


pin "himo" 10~13 cm

Pin the center of himo on the back seam of your juban.

Pin it at 10 ~13 cm from the bottom line of the collar. Adjust it according to your height.

You can sew it on.


position of "himo"

Put both ends in the openings called miyatduguchi.


How to put on nagajuban with an emphasis on making emon

Put "nagajuban" on

1. Put nagajuban on. Hold the collar equally and center the back seam.


make "emon"

2. Move the shoulder line backward. Pull down the back seam to make emon.


make "emon" U-shaped

3. Pull juban downward and make emon U-shaped.

Draw down on the extension of the shoulder blade to make emon U-shaped. If you just pull the back seam, emon will back to the previous position. As shown in Photo 5, I think everyone has the position where the collar becomes flat. Check the position while moving emon.


Pull the shoulders outward

4. Pull the shoulders outward so that the collar is away from the neck.


5. Tie himo on you body to keep emon in place.


cover your left breast

6.  Holding the right collar, cover your left breast deeply like wrapping with the right front bodice.

With minimal movement, slide the collar without lifting it too much.

Deeply covering your breasts is effective to put the collar almost flat. It is better to hold the end of haneri at that time.
I recommend to use a thin and soft collar stiffener called erishin.


cover your right breast

7. Holding the left collar, cover your right breast like wrapping with the left front bodice.


Tie "muna-himo" under the breasts

8. Tie muna-himo under the breasts to secure the collar position. If you have juban with strings, you use them.


elastic bandage

I used an elastic bandage in the photos. It’s really soft and amazingly comfortable! Nevertheless, it can secure the collar tightly. Please try.


Tuck the ends in.

9. Tuck the ends in.


Push the back body into the front body

10. Push the back body into the front body at miyatsuguchi at the same time to remove wrinkles on the back.


Pull "nagajuban" down

11.  Pull nagajuban down again.



12. Finished!


The elastic bandage looks puffy and thick, but no problem. It will be padding. Then wrap datejime if necessary.

If the collar position is firmly secured with himo only, it is OK without using datejime. Or you can use only datejime instead of himo.

Think about how to omit it, especially on hot days. As you get used to put on juban, you can do it.

For your information, nagajuban in the photos is made of polyester fabric called ro. It is for summer.

How was it? Did you get a ideal emon?

I hope it works for you!