How to tie weeping cherry

How to tie weeping cherry

Hanhaba-obi, or a half-width obi is easy to handle. There are so many ways to tie. I’m going to show you how to tie weeping cherry. It’s the easiest way of tying obi for yukata. It’s also good for kimono. This time we use a 

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

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

Are you ready for the next step? We’ll practice how to close the collar called eri-awase and make ohashori. If you want to review the previous stage, please go back to part 1. Okay, get started!

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

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

Hi, kimono lovers! Did you prepare everything and are you ready to put on yukata? If you want  to review the preparation, please go back to Preparation for yukata lessons. If you are okay, let’s begin!!

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 

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.