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“.
If you learn them before the lessons, you’ll be able to master kitsuke more quickly.
Names and images
Terms in kitsuke, wearing kimono
1. emon : space at the nape or the back neck
Emon is one of the attractive points of kimono.
2. eri-awase : an intersection of the collar / a cross point of the collar / v-shape of the collar / closing the collar
3. haneri : a piece of cloth attached the collar of undergarment called juban / a decorative collar
Haner is a detachable and decorative collar sewn on juban.
4. eri / kake-eri / kake-erisen : a collar / the top layer collar / short line(s) on the collar or the ends of kake-eri
5. eri-kata-aki : the cross points of the shoulder line and the collar
6. kata-sen : shoulder line(s)
7. uwamae : the left front part including a bodice and skirt part / one of maemigoro
Uwa means upper, so it is always outside.
8. shitamae : the right front part including bodice and skirt part / one of maemigoro
Shita means under, so it always comes inside.
9. mae-migoro : uwamae + shitamae / the front part(s) of kimono
10. ushiro-migoro : the back part of kimono
11. maechushin : front center
12. sechushin / senui : back center / back seam
13. miyatsuguchi : side hole(s) / side opening(s)
The side openings make it easier to put on kimono.
14. ohashori / ohashorisen : / tucked part around your belly, hips and lower back / the bottom line of ohashori
Ohashori is a fold around the hips that is created by tucking excess fabric to fit your body.
15. erisaki : collar end(s)
16. okumi / okumisen : extended panels / part(s) attached to maemigoro, the front part(s) of kimono / seam line(s) of extended panel(s)
17. wakisen : side seam line(s)
18. tsuma / tsumasaki : tip(s) of the hem / hem tip(s)/ corner(s) of the front skirt (part)
19. suso / susosen : the lower part of kimono / a hemline or the bottom edge of kimono
Suso-moyo means patterns on the lower part of kimono.
20. hakkake : lining of the skirt part / bottom lining
21. sode / sode-guchi : sleeve(s) / cuff(s)
22. tamoto : curved corner(s) of the sleeve(s) / round part(s) of the sleeve(s)
23. furi : opening(s) of sleeve(s)
24. obi-uwasen : the upper line of obi
25. obi-shitasen : the bottom line of obi
26. otaiko / otaiko-uwasen / otaiko-shitasen : the main part of obi that shaped to be one or two layers / the upper line of otaiko / the bottom line of otaiko
27. douobi : the part of obi that wrapped around your waist
28. te / te-saki : the half-folded part of obi / the end of the half-folded part of obi
29. tare / tare-saki / otaiko no tare : the wide part of obi / the end of the wide part of obi / the part of otaiko being left like a tail
30. tachiagari : an inside flap of otaiko
Good job, ladies!