Naoko’s Problems

I tend to forget how to wear kimono if I don’t wear it regularly. Especially the obi is difficult. It needs physical strength and flexibility to tie obi. It takes time before and after kimono wearing. Kimono need much more space to store them and care for them than regular clothes. I don’t wear silk kimono because I don’t have places and opportunities to go out in kimono. And I am afraid of the cleaning cost for a silk kimono if I get a stain on it. Isometimes buy second-hand kimono but it is difficult to find the size that fits me, as I am over 160cm. Almost all of them are too small for me in the second-hand kimono shops. I have no idea what I should do on a rainy day especially about my footwear like tabi and zori. My parents made me a rain coat for kimono but I have never used it.

着物を定期的に着ないと着方を忘れてしまいます。特に帯が難しく、体力と身体の柔軟性が必要だと感じます。着る前の準備と着た後の片づけに時間がかかり、管理場所も手入れも、洋服よりスペースと手間が必要です。

正絹の着物は汚すとお手入れ代が高いため怖くて着られず、また着て行く場所や機会もありません。

着物のリサイクル店で購入することがありますが、サイズの小さい物が多く160cm以上の私が着られる物が少ないです。

また、雨の日の足袋や草履など、足元をどうしていいかわかりません。雨用のコートは両親が作ってくれた物がありますが、まだ一度も使ったことがありません。

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