Archive for August, 2003

Lesson 6: Juban basics

Tuesday, August 26th, 2003

I finally had the time to do something I’ve long wanted to do: photograph the process of making and sewing on a han eri. I took the chance to also make a chikara nuno – juban collar adjustment – and photograph how to wear a juban with one. The photo-illustrated directions follow. All are interlinked, […]

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Wedding kimono

Sunday, August 24th, 2003

If you’re a kimono lover, you’ve probably noticed that amongst wedding kimono, there are shiromuku, uchikake, kakeshita, and wedding furisode. What’s the difference? Shiromuku literally means “pure white”, and refers to a pure white wedding set, usually shiromuku (here used to designate the white uchikake), kakeshita and nagajuban. There may also be a layer called […]

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