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male yukata avaWearing the male yukata can be tricky. Well, not as tricky as the women’s one, but still. Have some problems with a men version of yukata? Nationalclothing.org will always have your back. Here’s an article specially for you. Use our hints to put on the male yukata with an obi and a koshihimo.

Preparation of yukata

You will need a yukata (a kimono), an obi (a belt), and a koshihimo (special tool that helps to put a kimono on; it is a piece of non-slip cloth 2-3 cm wide and 2-2,1 m long).

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Wearing the yukata. Step 1

Take both ends of the yukata with your arms forward. Check that the seam down the back is in line with the center of the body.

Wearing the yukata. Step 2

Holding the right edge of the yukata with your right hand, tuck that edge in at your left hip bone.

Wearing the yukata. Step 3

Take the left edge in your hand, wrapping it over the right edge towards the right hipbone.

Wearing the yukata. Step 4

Tie the “koshihimo” at the hipbones.

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Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 1

Fold the obi in half lengthwise, leaving about 30 cm to make a “starting end”.

Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 2

Keeping the starting end at the top, wrap the other end two or three times around the torso (hip) clockwise. (Tighten with each wrap.)

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Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 3

Once you finish wrapping the obi around your torso (hip), fold the remaining end in, adjusting the “hanging end” to be the same length as the starting end.

Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 4

Adjust both ends to the same length at the center of the belly (back).

Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 5

With the twofold starting end down, cross the hanging end on top of the starting end (the starting end will be at the bottom). Pull the hanging end under and above the starting end and tighten the knot.

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Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 6

Fold the hanging end up diagonally. Pull the starting end through the loop.

Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 7

Pull both ends to make a tight knot.

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Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 8

Holding the knot with your right hand and the back with your left, suck your belly in and half-turn the obi clockwise.

Wearing the obi. “Clam’s Mouth” obi knot. Step 9

Having the knot slightly to the left from the center will give it a stylish finish.

 


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