英語 浴衣の着付け(着方)

how to wear a yukata yourself
It explains in English how to wear kimono and yukata and how to tie the obi.
This page is a how-to content for a Japanese yukata and kimono specialty store (Yukata Musubi).
items necessary to wear a yukata

We suggest to prepare these items when you wear a Yukata.

how to wear a yukata yourself
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how to wear a yukata
How to wear a yukata, step 1
1. We suggest you better prepare yukata slip, koshihimo, kimono belt and datejime these item are easy to help your yukata wearing.
How to wear a yukata, step 2
2. Wear a yukata roughly over the shoulder on a yukata slip. Make sure to place the centerline straight along with your back lengthways, by holding both sleeve caps away from you body.
How to wear a yukata, step 3
3. Hold both collar ends in front of you and check the line. Keeping your hands holding color ends, lift the yukata off the floor to adjust its length. The skirting of the yukata is worn just above the ankles.
How to wear a yukata, step 4
4. Continue to hold the yukata tightly and bring the left overlap over the body and adjust its width such that its collar end runs along the right point of the collar bone. Make sure that no creases left around the hip.
Open up the left overlap and bring the right overlap over the body. Bring the left overlap over the right overlap to where the width previously decided. Lower the hem to about 7-8cm from the floor.
How to wear a yukata, step 5
5. Continue to hold the yukata tightly with the right hand. Take the half point of the waist sash (koshihimo sash) and place it on the center of your front body with the left hand. Cross the ‘koshihimo’ sash on your back and pull each end with your both hands to fix the yukata with it.
How to wear a yukata, step 6
6. Bring each end of the ‘koshihimo’ sash in front your waist and fasten with a catch. Overlap the sash to make only one line. Insert both hands into the openings under the arm (‘miyatsuguchi’). Use both hands to remove any creases around the waist on both the back and front of the body.
How to wear a yukata, step 7
7. Insert ‘kimono belt’ from the left ‘miyatsuguchi’ and fasten the right collar at a little above the waistline with a catch. Fold up the creases below the fastener and sweep them away to the right side. Pull out the other end of the belt. Bring the belt from the back to the right side and fasten the left collar at the same position as the other side.
How to wear a yukata, step 8
8. Adjust the distance between the collar and neck by pulling the collar ends according to your hairstyle or bodyline.
How to wear a yukata, step 9
9. Place a ‘datejime’ band from the front around the waist. Tie ‘datejime’ belt on top of ‘koshihimo’ sash in the same way. 
FINISH !
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How to wear a Yukata obi(belt)
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 1
1. Fold about 30cm of ‘Kobukuro-obi (a half-width obi)’ in half from an end (this part is called ‘Te’) and put the part over your right shoulder with the fold line outwards. Put the obi open at your front.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 2
2. Put the obi around your waist twice, tightening each time. Position nicely by pulling from the under side. The rest of the obi fabric hanging down is called ‘Tare’. Fold ‘Tare’ inward from the right side towards the up front. 
Tie the belt once with the right end (‘Te’) over the left (‘Tare’) at the front. Put the shorter end (‘Te’) over your left shoulder in order not to loosen the tie.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 3
3. Measure the size of bow you want (normally about 35cm as the same as your shoulder width) at the long bottom (‘Tare’) end. This end will be the actual right and left side of the butterfly-like bow.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 4
4. Fold the bottom (‘Tare’) two or three times along with the size you measured. Hold the center closed.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 5
5. Hold any extra fabric above and beneath together and make a gather.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 6
6. To make the center tie that holds the bow together, take the end that is over your shoulder (‘Te’) and wrap it around the center of your folded piece several times.
Pull the end (‘Te’) upright to close the bow tight. The rest of ‘Te’ comes in front to wrap the knot.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 7
7. Any excess portion of the end should be hidden underneath. Adjust the position of the bow.
Open both ends and take a nice shape of a butterfly.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 8
8. Hold the center of the bow with your right hand and the center of the back of obi with your left hand. Turn the whole belt 180 degrees clockwise and place the butterfly-like piece on the center of your back Pull the bow a little upwards to look better.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 9
9. Insert a ‘maeita’ between the obi.
How to attach a yukata and kimono belt Step 10
10. FINISH!
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