Yoko’s Kimono Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること

I have many kimono that were given by family and friends and so they are all different sizes. They are not the same size as my own haori or nagajuban. Now I am solving the problem by using a fake juban, rather than my comfortable silk one. I think of my kimono in two separate groups. One group is the kimono that I will wear a lot, and wear out and not leave to the next generation. The other group are kimono that I want to leave to the next generation. I have about 20 kimono which I am not decided about. I wonder about what basis I should separate them on. I am also wondering about how they should be left. Should I resew them? Just wash them? Is it even worth the cost and bother of keeping them?
My mother was a kimono professional and so she belongs to the generation that believes that it is worth spending cost and taking effort to preserve them, but I belong to another generation so I’m not so sure, so sometimes we clash over this issue.

いただきものの着物が多いため、サイズがそれぞれ違うのでご自身の襦袢や羽織に寸法が合わないことです。今のところ、着物と襦袢の違いについてはうそつき襦袢で対応しています。
とにかく数が多いため、着物を分類していこうと考えています。着倒してしまって残さないものと、残すものとに分けたいのですが、はっきりとその2つに分類できない着物が20枚ほどあり、どういう基準で判断するか悩んでいます。また残すものについても、サイズ直しや洗いなど、お金をかけるかどうか、かけるならどのくらいまでかける価値がその着物にあるのか、が悩みの種です。お母様は着物のプロでもあり、一世代上の方なので、「着物はお金がかかる物だし、またかけるべき」というお考えですが、洋子さんの世代はまた少し違う考えもあり、相談してもなかなか解決には時間がかかるようです。

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