Kaoru – Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること I really don’t know how to use the kimono which I’ve been given from other people which are not my size. To re-sew them to my size costs a lot, sometimes it would be cheaper just to buy a new one, that I like. There are some other ideas instead of making them…

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…

Naomi – Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること I feel troubled that I do not have a specialist shop for kimono cleaning and maintenance in my neighborhood. Kimono shops nowadays also take kimono for cleaning or maintenance, but as they are combined, I feel it is troublesome when they try and sell me kimono or obi, when I only ask them…

Mitsuyo – Problems

MITSUYO – PROBLEMS問題 It is a little bit troublesome to get it all out and put it all away. Also, if I tie any kind of clothing too tightly, I get red marks on my skin. It is gone the next day though. If you go to an event with those Japanese Culture people you…

Salira – Problems

PROBLEMS問題 Because of my husband’s work, we have to move often so we try not to have a lot of furniture and most of it can be constructed at home or folded small. So I can not buy a proper big kimono chest. Now I am in the process of trying to work out the…

Miki – Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること I do not have much storage space, so I threw away some regular clothes to make space for kimono. In the beginning, when I started to wear kimono, I had just two. It was a good chance to keep my closet in order but now I still have more than can fit in…

Hiromi – Problems

  PROBLEMS 問題 Kimono are difficult to move in, and look after them is a pain. Cleaning is expensive, and I don’t like sewing on the collars. I don’t wear white collars because they get dirty so quickly. I feel that kimono is cold at the neck and also at the ankles, but its too…

Yukiko – Problems

PROBLEMS 困っていること I feel it is troublesome when the kimono I often use fray at the hem. I have other kimono I could use, so I have to think about the value of the kimono before I repair it, because it costs so much. It is also possible to sew on ribbon, but I really…

Rena – Problems

I am young and no one my age is wearing kimono. If I gather with a group of friends from school I don’t wear kimono because if I do they will be like “What’s up Rena?” or “What happened?” and they will look at me strangely. So I have to wear regular clothes with them,…

Kuniko – Problems 困っていること

Firstly, I don’t have confidence in my dressing skills. I don’t have confidence to tie my obi; I can only do it in a few ways. Another worry is how to store kimono. I am just keeping them as my mother did, but I worry if that is okay or not. The other day, I discovered…

Emi – Problems

My biggest problem is that I have small children, so I worry about my kimono getting dirty. I have to get my husband to watch the children so I can go out in kimono, so I can only do it once every 2 or 3 months. I don’t let the children hug me and don’t…

Sunaho – Problems

I am wondering how to store my kimono, now that my collection is unexpectedly increasing. I am part way through figuring it out. I look at kimono wearers’ blog pages to get ideas. 困っていることは収納です。着物がこんなに増えるとは予想していなかったので、どんどん増える着物や小物をどうやって収納するか頭を悩ませています。いろいろな人のブログを読んで自分に合った収納方法を模索中です。