Mika – Problems

PROBLEMS 問題
I’m not really very good at sewing on collars, and I also don’t like clearing up after I have worn a kimono. I sweat a lot, particularly under the obi, so I have to hang my kimono up to air and occasionally send them to be dry cleaned. Also, space is a big problem. I have three chests now. One from my aunt and one from my mother. Soon I will inherit all my aunt’s kimono because her arms are growing stiff and she can’t tie her obi any more. Also, I can’t wear kimono at work because I meet clients from other companies, so I can only wear kimono on weekends. I have too many kimono, but I cannot throw away the kimono from my family. I have so many that sometimes I stuff them in the wrong drawer and then I can’t find them.
I bought one kimono from a large kimono chain and the store clerk was very knowledgeable and nice. But then they invited me to their special events, and I cannot buy kimono at those events and feel good about it. Either they think I will buy something and they stick close to me and give me advice about everything and push obi and other things on me, or they think I will not buy anything and they herd me towards the door as quickly as possible, so that I can’t enjoy looking at the kimono. I end up with bad memories about the shopping experience.

お裁縫が得意ではないので、半襟付けが大変です。着物を着た後のお手入れも苦手です。着物を着ると特に帯の周りにたっぷりと汗をかくので、干したりクリーニングに出したりしています。
収納の場所も困っています。今は箪笥が3竿あります。そのうち1竿は母からの着物、一竿は叔母からの着物です。叔母の腕が曲がりにくくなり、お太鼓を結べないので着物を着なくなっているため、これからさらに叔母の着物を譲り受ける予定です。私は社外のお客様とも会う仕事なので、勤務先で着物を着ることができず、土日しか着られません。たくさんありすぎるのですが、捨てることもできません。また、たくさんあるため、しまう引き出しを間違えると着物が迷子になり探すのが大変です。
1度、大手の着物チェーンの店で買い物をしたことがあり、店員さんが知識も豊富で親切でした。その後、セールに呼ばれました。私が何か買いそうだと思っている間は、店員さんはあれこれと勧めてきて離れないし、囲まれることもありました。そして私が何も買わないとわかると今度はできるだけ早く会場から出そうとして、ゆっくり見せてくれませんでした。気持ち良い買い物ができませんした。

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