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!

Make sure your collar ends

length and position of "eri-saki"

1. Please make sure that the left end of the collar is firmly held with koshihimo.


position of "eri-saki"

2. Carefully pull out the corner of the collar above koshihimo so as shitamae or the right part not to get loose.

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


Straighten ohashori

put your hands in the back

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


slide your hands aside

4. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make the line of ohashori  sharp.


put your hands in the front part

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


slide your hands aside

6. Move the hands from one side to the other side at the same time to make the line of ohashori sharp.


view of the front ohashori

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


Close the collar

close the right collar

8. Hold the right collar and cover your breast with the right part.

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.


cross and check the point

9. Do the same thing for the left part. Make the right and left collar symmetry.

Left and right are always equal in kimono.


Tie munahimo

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

take "munahimo"

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.


put "munahimo" on

11. Slide munahimo to the back and cross it at the back.


twist the ends

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


cross and tuck in

13. Tuck them in. Okay, jump to 20!


Another way of straightening the extra fabric

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

slide your hand along the collar

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


move the hand forward

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


tuck up the extra fabric

16. Tuck in all extra fabric at the front.


make a pointy triangle

17. Make a pointy triangle under the breasts. This is the view after tucking.


match the "ohashori" bottom line

18. Match the lines of the front and rear ohashori on the right side.

When you did 16 and 17 well, you can perfectly match the front and rear ohashori lines. If you have a clip, let’s pinch the tuck to keep the line.


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

remove the wrinkle on the back

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


remove the wrinkles on the front

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


Wrap datejime

place "datejime" on the chest

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


cross and one side down

23. Cross it at the back and pull one side down.


fold it up

24. Fold it up.


make 2 loops and cross

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

When wrapping datejime,  you inhale, stop, and tighten the sash, then exhale. By doing so, you can wear it comfortably.


tuck them in

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


straighten "ohashori"

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


align the seam lines

28. Please make sure that the seams on ohashori are connected to the seams on okumi. Let’s see the circle. Pinch there with a clip to keep the line of ohashori sharp.


Put on “obiita” board

put on "obiita" board

29. Put obiita board with a belt on datejime.

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


put on "obiita" board no band

30. If you have a simple obiita board, pinch it at the front.

Now, you are ready to tie hanhaba-obi for yukata.

To be continued in How to tie yukata obi.