【Experiment】&【Book introduction】②Untie the kimono



How to wash your silk kimono yourself at home

※Below, each link will be attached when the article is completed ① 

Experiment】a series of events for kimono washing

②【Experiment】&【Book introduction】②Untie the kimono(This article ☆)

③【Experiment】How to connect kimonos and sew them to make them easier to wash(”kasanenui”・”kagarinui”)

④ 【ExperimentHow to make orange laundry

⑤ 【ExperimentWash the kimono



Hi☆I’m MAYUNABE. Update slowed down…

However, I will talk about kimono to maniacs today as well☆

Let's start a new story☆

Introduction of my recommended materials

Today, I would like to introduce the first step of the washing process, “Untie the kimono”.

・ ・ ・ I forgot to take a picture of the process of untie with the corresponding kimono ・ ・ ・

So, in a 『Houmongi』 that is easy to understand and the front and back colors are clear

I practiced it ♪

First, I will introduce the materials I want to refer to

【昭和の家事 母たちのくらし】

[Showa no kaji hahatachi no kurashi]

This is a series of books written by Kazuko Koizumi, the director of the Showa Living Museum.

Anyway, there are many pictures! !!

↑How to untie and wash the kimono

↑How to make Japanese food using the tools of the time, sewing kimono, cleaning the room, etc … Anyway, it is a wonderful material! !!

Returning to the topic, this “Washing” page is very easy to understand
It’s a very good material ♪ (The material is a single-clothed version)

Mayunabe’s recommendation ☆ Video
Digest of sewing order of kimono

This video (a mini-sized digest that is too cute !!) makes it easy to grasp the flow.

I recommend it ♪


very cute! I’m a big fan of this work☆

Procedure to untie the kimono

1. Remove the sleeves from the body

As you can see when you untie the kimono, there are many threads running in one line.

When solving, solve in the reverse order of sewing (important point)

2. Remove the collar

3. Untie the bottom of the collar (line under the collar along the outer circumference of the collar)


4. If a part of “Okumi” comes off, untie all the hem at once


5. Untie the inside of the kimono

↑ This is easy to remove

↑ The lockstitch that appears when you unscrew a simple seam is firmly sewn, so do not pull it forcibly.

Solve carefully

↑ completed ☆


6. Untie the sides of the body

↑ Because the shoulder mountains are connected,

↑it looks like this ★

7. Untie kimono’s back

↑ Done ♪

Since it is a simple flow, the process of unwinding the sleeve lining is omitted.

I will post again ☆


I think it’s difficult to wash your own kimono in a modern small Japanese house.

Washing a kimono is a lot of fun, but it’s very difficult!

By learning this job, you may think that the price of a laundry / kimono sewing specialist is not high☆

See you again♪


↓Museum of reference materials↓

Showa Living Museum HP

October 16, 2020 writing by Mayunabe


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