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


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Okay, get started!


Make sure your collar ends

the collar end of the upper body

1. Leave the collar end more than 3 cm on the right. 


The collar end in this photo is 5 ~ 7 cm. If you have a much longer one, tie the “koshihimo” string lower. Some recycled kimonos sometimes have a long collar. It’s awkward if it comes out too long.


inside the upper yukata

2. Carefully pull out the collar end above the “koshihimo” string so as “shitamae” or the right lower body not to get loose.


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


Straighten “ohashori” tuck

Straighten "ohashori" tuck 01

3. Put the left hand inside the right body from “miyatsuguchi”, a side slit, and put the right hand inside the left body.


Straighten "ohashori" tuck 02

4. Move the hands to the sides at the same time to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.


Straighten "ohashori" tuck 03

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


Straighten "ohashori" tuck 04

6. Move the hands from the center to both sides to make “ohashori” tuck line sharp.


Straighten "ohashori" tuck 05

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


Before crossing the collar, if your space at the nape called “emon” is narrow, adjust it again.


Cross the collar

8. Basically cross the collar at the hollow of the throat. Place the collar of the right body as covering the bust.


I usually cross the collar under the hollow of the throat, because I’m not young.


Cross the collar 02

9. Make the collar symmetry. 


Left and right are always equal in kimono.



Tie a “munahimo” string to secure the collar’s position

You don’t have to tie a “munahimo” string too firmly. Not too tight, not too loose!


Tie a "munahimo" string 01

10. Hold the right under bust very firmly. Take the center of the string with the left hand and pass it to the right hand.


Tie a "munahimo" string 02

11. Slide the string to the back and cross it on the back.


Tie a "munahimo" string 03

12. Bring it back to the front, make two loops aside and twist its ends.


Tie a "munahimo" string 04

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.

Another way of straightening the extra fabric 01

14. If you have the thick “ohashori” tuck , restart here. Slide the right hand along the collar and stop it under the bust, making sure the crossed point of the collar with the left finger.


Another way of straightening the extra fabric 02

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


Another way of straightening the extra fabric 03

16. Fold the extra fabric completely up and make smooth above the “koshihimo” string .


Another way of straightening the extra fabric 04

17. When folding it up, you have a triangle on the under bust.


Another way of straightening the extra fabric 05

18. Align the “ohashori” tuck lines of the front and back. 


When you did 16 and 17 well, you can align the front line with the back line of the “ohashori” tuck.



19. Go back to tying “munahimo”.


Go back to tying "munahimo" 05

20.  Remove wrinkles. Push the clothes around “miyatsuguchi” into the front body with both thumbs equally at the same time. 


Go back to tying "munahimo" 06

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




Tie a “datejime sash

When tying the sash, it may be comfortable for you to inhale, stop, tie the sash, and exhale. Let’s try!



Tie a "datejime sash 01

22. Take the center of “datejime” sash, and slide it down along the bust.


Tie a "datejime sash 02

23. Cross it at the back. Lower one side. 


Tie a "datejime sash 03

24. fold it up.


Tie a "datejime sash 04

25. Bring the ends to the front. Make two loops and twist them.


Tie a "datejime sash 05

26. Tuck them in one by one, holding the twisted loops.


Tie a "datejime sash 06

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


Tie a "datejime sash 07

28. Make sure the seam lines on the “ohashori” tuck and “okumi” lines are connecting. Let’s see the circle. Clip there to keep the line of the “ohashori” tuck sharp.



Put on a “obiita” board

Put on a "obiita" board 01

29. Put a “obiita” board with a belt on the “datejime” sash.


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


Put on a "obiita" board 02

30. If you have a simple obiita board, clip it on the front.



Hey, good job ladies!

Now, you are ready to tie “hanhaba-obi”, a half-sized obi.

To be continued in “How to tie yukata obi”.



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