Kitsuke: How to wear a kimono
For many Japanese women, the kimono continues to be prized apparel reserved for momentous occasions. However, its beauty has also attracted creative talents who are helping to reinvent the kimono and catching the world’s attention with their innovative designs. Interested in learning how to put on a kimono? Read our step-by-step guide below.
Wrap the right side of the kimono across your body and then do the same for the left side.
Tuck in the loose cloth just above the waist.
Secure the kimono by tying a sash around your waist.
Use the upper half of the kimono to cover the sash.
Tighten the kimono with another sash to achieve a close fit.
Use a thick belt to wrap over the sash.
Tie well to make sure the kimono is not loose and you’re done!
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