Monday, October 31, 2011

How to Wear a Japanese Kimono & Tie a Flat Obi

I finally got the chance to wear a Japanese kimono last week! It was so much fun! Thank goodness for YouTube though or else I never would have figured out how to wear it or tie that long flat band around my waist (which I later learned is called an obi). I also learned that the kimono I was able to borrow from a friend was called a yukata, which is a summer kimono made of cotton.

And here it is:

I had tied the bow tightly, but at the end of our program when this picture was taken it had already loosened. Oh well, I'm still proud of it considering it was the first time I learned how to do it. Now I will share to you the videos that helped me. First, let's learn how to put on the yukata kimono:

And now let's learn how to tie a flat obi to complete the attire:

Now that wasn't so hard, was it? :)