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HOW TO FOLD THE JAPANESE KIMONO

WOMEN'S KIMONO
Folding the kimono seems difficult, EVEN FOR THE JAPANESE.

But it is not difficult at all!

Once you learn it, you will know how easy it is. All the stitch lines are straight, so you just follow it.

If you learn it, it is useful to keep your own kimono anywhere you want such as a box or a drawer, or to wrap it as a present for your friends.

Now, are you ready ?!
Place the kimono on the floor. The shoulders should be on your left. Place the kimono on the floor.

The shoulders should be on your left.
Open the front Open the front.
Pile the one over there on top of the one here. Pile the body part on top of each other.
... the edge on the other edge ... ... the edge on the other edge ...
Pile nicely. (detail 1)

Pile nicely.
The seam line (stitch line) came in front. (detail 2)

The seam line (stitch line) came in front.


Are you with me? Is everything OK with your kimono?


Pick the seam. Pick the seam.
Pull it toward you... Pull it toward you...
(Use your both hands.)
Pull it slowly... Pull it slowly...

(Use your both hands.)
Pull it till it comes to the end (edge). Pull it till it comes to the end (edge).

(Use your both hands.)
(detail 1) (detail 1)
(detail 2) (detail 2)
(detail 3) (detail 3)
Now it is like this. Now it is like this.


Does your kimono looks like mine on the picture?



OK, Let's take of the collar now.


Pick the one on the top. Pick the one on the top.
Pull it slowly till the edge. Pull it slowly till the edge.
Pull up the collar. Pull up the collar.
Open wide and make the neck part straight. Open wide and make the neck part straight.
Pick up again... Pick up again...
Pull and fold it into half. Pull and fold it into half.
Now the collar is fine folded. Now the collar is fine folded.
It looks like this now.

How about yours? Hang on! We are almost there!

Pick up the left shoulder, and pull, just like we have done... Pick up the left shoulder, and pull, just like we have done...
Left shoulder on the right shoulder. Left shoulder on the right shoulder.
Does your kimono look like this now? Does your kimono look like this now?
Pick up the bottom. Pick up the bottom.
Fold it up to the shoulder, into half. Fold it up to the shoulder, into half.
Then, put the other sleeve on top. Then, put the other sleeve on top.
ex: 1/3 size ex: 1/3 size
ex: 1/4 size ex: 1/4 size

DONE!