How To Wear a Female Kimono<br />By Brianna Totty<br />
Some background information…<br />The Kimono can be worn by men, women and children of all ages. <br />It comes in differe...
More Information…<br />It’s not appropriate for a married woman to wear long sleeves. <br />Kimono is deeply traditional a...
Things needed…<br />Kimono<br />Juban or collar (undershirt)<br />Koshi-himo (a narrow sash used to hold fabric in place w...
Step 1<br />Find a kimono design you would like to wear. There are many options such as some with cranes on the back or ch...
Step 2<br />Next you’ll need to put on the juban. The white collar is supposed to show under the Kimono’s collar. <br />
Step 3<br />Now, put the kimono on as if you were putting a bathrobe on. <br />
Step 4<br />Taking the right side of the Kimono wrap it around you and use the left side to overlap the right.<br />WARNIN...
  Step 5<br />Pull up any excess fabric above your waist making sure it’s comes evenly at your ankles, then tie below the ...
Step 6<br />Fold the excess fabric over the koshi-himo. Make sure it is neat and straight as you fold over, after look and...
Step 7<br />Take the date-jime and wrap it around your torso area. Place it over the koshi-himo on the outside of the fabr...
Step 8<br />Tie the ends of the date-jime once in the back then bring them around to the front and tie them again. Securel...
Step 9<br />Get some accessories such as a zori (sandals), white socks, clips, or many of the other traditional options.<b...
Sources <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono#Accessories_and_related_garments<br />http://www.ehow.com/how_2066956_we...
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  1. 1. How To Wear a Female Kimono<br />By Brianna Totty<br />
  2. 2. Some background information…<br />The Kimono can be worn by men, women and children of all ages. <br />It comes in different types of fabric for the winter seasons, fall, spring and summer as well. <br />The length of the sleeves represent your age, the longer the sleeve the younger you are while the shorter the older you are.<br />
  3. 3. More Information…<br />It’s not appropriate for a married woman to wear long sleeves. <br />Kimono is deeply traditional and has a strict guideline to follow when wearing one. <br />
  4. 4. Things needed…<br />Kimono<br />Juban or collar (undershirt)<br />Koshi-himo (a narrow sash used to hold fabric in place while dressing or a belt)<br />Date-jime (a second belt)<br />
  5. 5. Step 1<br />Find a kimono design you would like to wear. There are many options such as some with cranes on the back or cherry blossoms and others.<br />
  6. 6. Step 2<br />Next you’ll need to put on the juban. The white collar is supposed to show under the Kimono’s collar. <br />
  7. 7. Step 3<br />Now, put the kimono on as if you were putting a bathrobe on. <br />
  8. 8. Step 4<br />Taking the right side of the Kimono wrap it around you and use the left side to overlap the right.<br />WARNING: Doing it right over left is the traditional way of wearing a funeral dress!<br />
  9. 9. Step 5<br />Pull up any excess fabric above your waist making sure it’s comes evenly at your ankles, then tie below the extra fabric with the koshi-himo .<br />
  10. 10. Step 6<br />Fold the excess fabric over the koshi-himo. Make sure it is neat and straight as you fold over, after look and see if the bottom is still even around your ankles <br />
  11. 11. Step 7<br />Take the date-jime and wrap it around your torso area. Place it over the koshi-himo on the outside of the fabric, the folded excess fabric needs to be visible about two inches below the date-jime. <br />
  12. 12. Step 8<br />Tie the ends of the date-jime once in the back then bring them around to the front and tie them again. Securely tuck the ends inside the belt to hold them in place.<br />
  13. 13. Step 9<br />Get some accessories such as a zori (sandals), white socks, clips, or many of the other traditional options.<br />WARNING: it is inappropriate to wear non-traditional accessories, necklaces or earrings with a kimono! <br />
  14. 14. Sources <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimono#Accessories_and_related_garments<br />http://www.ehow.com/how_2066956_wear-kimono.html<br />http://www.oneinchpunch.net/2007/05/31/how-to-wear-a-kimono-step-by-step-photo-guide/<br />http://www.chuu.com/shop/item/00019721<br />http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/fashion/how_to_wear_yukata_2.html<br />http://turning-iwatean.blogspot.com/2009/03/about-kimonos.html<br />http://www.golivewire.com/forums/peer-ynaoyin-support-a.html<br />http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Vietnam/Red-River-Delta/Hanoi/blog-263831.html<br />http://www.fineorient.com/<br />

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