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 Post subject: kimono storage
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:16 am 
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Maiko-san
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How do you store your kimono?? I just folded mine in the traditional style and put in in a box... Thanks in advance! :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:23 am 
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Maiko-san
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Mine are wrapped in tissue paper with little pouches of moth balls wrapped in cloth and cedar drawer liners. And then I wrap groups of them in makeshift furoshiki made out of cotton calico prints from the local chain fabric store, and then I store them in rubbermaid containers. I take a lot of them out rather often, so I don't worry about the airing problem.

Edited to add: Of course I fold them the traditional way and keep them out of the sun and damp anythings.

There's a thread in the kimono kitsuke knowledge bank.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:32 am 
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Maiko-san
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Thank you! :)

Does anyone know how the okiya store their kimono?


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:24 am 
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My kimono are folded in the traditional way (it still amazes the hell out of most of the Japanese people I know that I can do that) and stored in tatou kami. (The paper kimono-holding pouch things.) They're then stacked in my wardrobe. I don't keep any mothballs in with them because I keep parrots and it would be bad for the birds' lungs. :/


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:44 am 
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Jimae Geiko
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After folder my kimono the traditional way I store them in tatoshi-paper and lay them flat in my drawer.
When i am unpacking one it is always like opening a very special gift  :)
(I like gifts)

Kokoro


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:20 pm 
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I only have one of the traditional paper wrappings, so the rest are in furoshiki (silk and synthetic).

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:26 pm 
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Maiko-san
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Thanks!! I'll probably start keeping mine in a drawer(if i can find some room!) :o


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 10:51 pm 
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Shikomi-san
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If by 'in an okiya' you mean stored traditionally the way generations of kimono wearers have stored them, they have tansu. Tansu for wardrobes are storage units with characteristically thin long drawers which make them ideal for storing kimono without having them piled up on top of each other.
http://www.kimono-taizen.com/teire/tansu.jpg there's an example of a less ornate but extremely practical kimono storage unit.
The kimono would be placed in their paper wraps also.
I keep some in pillow cases but it can be fiddly to get them in and out.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:26 pm 
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i keep my nice kimono (silk) in tatou kami in a draw. Polyester ones stay in the plastic covers some came in, or just folded and put into storage boxes. I don't have enough room  :mad:


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:33 pm 
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I just purchased a bunch of tatoshi wrappers from http://www.ichiroya.com. They have them in the accessories section for a good price and I had them shipped SAL and they came in fast, about a week.

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I've created a mega-thread for kimono storage. Please continue discussion of storage here.  Thank you!


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