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KIMONO NEEDS
~WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR KIMONO ???~


*** If you are interested in Yukata, please check HERE.
These items below are for all other types of Kimonos such as Furisode, Tomesode, Houmongi, Komon, and etc..

ITEMS YOU NEED
 NAGAJUBAN
juban
 It is a long undergarment for Kimono. It is worn over the "Hadajuban" and underneath the "Kimono". The Purpose of wearing Nagajuban is to avoid the Kimono getting dirty and stained from the swet etc...  You saw the "Haneri"  on to the "Nagajuban" collar for this reason.
HANERI
haneri
 Haneri is a collar that is sawn on to the "Nagajuban" to avoid the Kimono collar to get dirty. Haneri can be seen as a layer of Kimono collar so it also gives a elegant look to Kimono.
ERISHIN
erishin
 Erishin is put through in between "Haneri" sawn on to "Nagajuban" to make the Eri (collar) shape nice.
KOSHIHIMO
koshihimo
 Koshi = waist. Himo=rope. Koshihimo is a long thin cloth tied around the waist to hold "Juban" and "Kimono". Normally, 2 or 3 Koshihimos are used to wear Kimono however many Kimono masters only use 1.
DATEJIME (MAGIC BELT)
datejime magic belt

 Datejime is a flat wide cloth which is tied below the bust to stablize the area. One for "Nagajuban" and one for "Kimono" is normally used.
If the datejime has a velcro closer, it is also celled magic belt. We recommend this magic belt because it is easy to use and less knot around the waist. 

 KIMONO
kimono
 Pick your favorite Kimono such as Furisode, Tomesode, Houmongi, Komon etc...
 OBI
obi
 Pick your favorite Obi such as Nagoya-obi, Fukuro-Obi,Hanhaba-obi etc...
Make sure your Obi's Kaku (rank) matches with your Kimono.
 OBIITA (MAEITA)
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 Obiita is a long circular thin plate which is inserted inbetween "Kimono" and "Obi" to keep "Obi" stays neat.
 OBIMAKURA
obimakura
 Obimakura is used when you tie into "Otaiko Musubi".
A Larger Obimakura is recommended for young people and smaller Obimakura is recommended older people.
 OBIJIME
obijime
 A long string (rope) which is used to keep the "Obi"stable. It also decorates the Obi since it is tied on top of the Obi. 
 OBIAGE
obiage
 A long piece of cloth which is used to keep the shape of "Obi" knot.It also decorates the Obi since it can be seen above the Obi.
 TABI
tabi
 Tabi is a sock for Kimono. Tabi separates the thumb and other toes. 
 GETA or ZORI
zori
 Geta and Zori are the sandals for the Kimono


RECOMMENDED TO HAVE
HADAJUBAN 
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 It is a underwear for Kimono. This is the first thing to put when you wear a Kimono.
"Hadajuban" ---> "Nagajuban" ---> "Kimono"
KORIN BELT
korin belt
 Korin Belt is a small belt which is used to avoid the collar area to get loose and slide. 
OBIDOME   
obidome
 Obidome is the only accessory normally worn with a Kimono. "Obijime" is put through the small jewely,Obidome, and together they will decolate the "Obi".
HAORI       
haori
Haori is a jacket for Kimono. There are short length Haori and Long length Haori.
WASOU BAG
      or
KINCHAKU
wasou bag
 Wasou bag is a bag for Kimono. Kinchaku bag is often used with a
Yukata.