Tomomi’s Problems

I think there are lots of problems with kimono life. I tried living and working in kimono, but it wasn’t convenient. I think when it was all tatami mats and sliding doors, it was easier. Its difficult doing vacuuming and wearing a kappogi. My sleeves were always being caught on door handles. In the end I gave up. I decided kimono was better for going out in, not doing the housework.

Also, I would really like to be able to wash or clean them, but it costs so much more than buying another used kimono, that I don’t do it. It would be nice if it were cheaper.

Of course storage space is a problem too. I am wondering whether to get a pawlonia chest but there isn’t really enough space in my room. They take up a lot of room. I am not sure if its OK to keep them like this though.

着物との生活には問題点はたくさんあると思います。日常着として着ようと思いましたが、結局不便でした。おそらく畳とふすまや障子だけだった時代は大丈夫だったのでしょうが、今の建築には合わないです。割烹着を着て掃除機をかけるといつも袖がドアの取っ手に引っかかり大変でした。結局日常着として着ることはあきらめ、外出時に着るようになりました。

また、本当は洗濯とかクリーニングができたらいいのですけど、そうすると古着を買うより高くついてしまうので、しないです。もっと安ければいいのですけど。

後は収納です。今の収納方法でいいのかわかりませんが、桐箪笥を買うかどうか迷っています。でも桐箪笥を買ったらこの部屋の大部分をふさいでしまいます。

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