Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

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Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by Ariane » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:27 am

Hello all,

I usually pack my kimono in tatoushi (paper kimono wrappers) and store them in a plastic box after each use, but since these days I do kitsuke once a week or more, I wonder if it's OK to just hang the (folded) kimono in a regular closet? I've seen people doing it before in magazines but it might have been only to display their collection...

Any one does it? If so, how do you fold the kimono for it to hold on the hanger (I might just go check at a kimono store tomorrow, but if anyone has a special technique, I'd like to hear about it)?
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Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by Wim » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:55 am

Long storage I use also the tatoushi paper.
Because of the folding, wrapping and finding an empty spot in the drawers I don't do this when there is a good chance I will be wearing it again the coming week. :wink_samurai:

short term I have hanged them near the wall on a kimono hanger (emonkake) or folded out on the spare bed. Those rails on the wall usually for hanging paintings are very handy indeed to attach multiple kimono hangers :smile_samurai:

Haven't tried to hang them in the closet though..

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Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by Gikuyu » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:18 pm

Generally hanging your items is not recommended. No matter how you hang them. :sad:
Gravity can pull the seams into weird angles and it shows after a while. :unsure:
Folding is always the best.

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Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by aethyreal » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:39 pm

Kimono should be well aired before being folded so hanging them up on a kimono hanger, especially if you can do so out of direct sunlight, is a good plan. I have dance practice every week and my yukata and kimono spend at least several days hanging before folding... My practice yukata sometimes don't get folded until I'm getting ready to go to my next practice :laugh:

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Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by Wim » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:11 pm

For hanging in the closet you can also use a Tsurukosan - つる子さん

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which uses a new way of hanging your kimono using the miyatsukuchi ( the small hole at the bottom of the sleeve at your body side)
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Small drawback with this solution could be the price of 3000 Yen or higher for such an hanger.

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Re: Hanging kimono in your closet (short-medium term storage)

Post by koneko » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 am

Wow, they're a good idea! What a find, Wim :smile:

I'm guessing you could equally use a multi-pair trouser hanger in the same way https://www.amazon.com/Clothes-Pants-Ha ... 13BS31Y984 at $12 each-- or even this https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Heavy-Chro ... 13BS31Y984 at $8.70. Probably even cheaper at the local Target, now the idea is in our heads... :cheeky:

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