2/1/09

New kimono kitsuke session

Although kimono has become special occasional clothes, someone still wear it daily. We asked her to show us how she wore kimono, and she did! At previous kimono kitsuke class, I was taught to use two Korin belts -elastic with plastic clips on both ends to hold collar not loosen. So I used to clip kimono and juban in total 4 clips inside kimono. But she totally denied the belt with clips and told us how to tie chest strap between kimono and obi sash. Big surprise! The strap holds collars gently, and keeps them for a long time.

She also taught us, if we use 3 different colors in total kimono coordination, it look chic and sophisticated (=iki). Not too many colors, not monotone. She also said, we need to be careful for black sash because it easily seemed “nighttime entertainment business women’s” fashion…

Next time, I will ask her how to remake kimonos which became a bit girlish for my age. She may tell us how to re-dye them or how to change the liners. How exciting!

4 comments:

Misuchi said...

Oh thank you for this information.
I knew about the sashes, but not the three colours or the black obi... (why is it for night time entertainment business?) I hope you will be able to share a lot of info with us ^_^

shino said...

Good question! May be she talked about these fashions.
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ginzashoko/51644929.html
http://19391269.at.webry.info/200901/article_19.html
These ladies didn’t wear black sash but I think we can understand what she said.

Jen said...

I understand what she means now.
At least, I think...
Wearing black, to look modern chic? Like, many girls buy black furisode, now, right? I know that black is considered a chic color in America...

shino said...

Yes. And black doesn't show any seasonality. So it can be said easy color.