Long ago, when the earth was still young and the night sky hung over the world like a spotless veil of black silk, the moon god and his daughter lived peacefully in their shining palace. Though it was a place of grace and beauty, loneliness lingered in the endless sky.
Each night, Kisetsu - the daughter of the moon - would look down from the palace windows. Night after night she would watch the world of men pass before her. In the evening she could see the fishers bringing in their catch and leaving again with empty nets at dawn. For the most part, this strange world and the weary lives it cradled would pass in silence. Only from time to tim
You have shown me much in the way of kimonos and how to wear them. Thank you. I was wondering why and how they were done. I tried to make some but now I see wear I went wrong, mostly. I was wondering how you do the collar so it stays flat?
Thank you very much! Well, when you wear a kimono, you wear an under-kimono called a juban. Juban usually have an opening in the collar where you can insert a stiffener called an eri-shin. The eri-shin will keep the collar nice and flat and stiff, so when you put the outer kimono on over it, it will hold its shape.