|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
|(n) easy collar|
Also called: tsuke-eri (付け衿), eri sugata (衿姿), Biyo-eri (美容衿), Azuma eri (あづま衿)
Easy collar is a direct translation of kantan eri (kantan means simple or easy). Tsuke-eri comes from tsukeru, which means to attach, to join, to add, to affix, etc. Biyo-eri is a term for the product from Yosōi and a Sodo Kimono Academy product (part of the Biyo line, like the biyosugata) and Azuma-eri is for the Azuma brand item.
It is a false collar that can be worn in a variety of situations. It may be worn under a yukata to give it a 'kimono-ish' look; worn over a juban or hadajuban that has a small collar, to add a false layer, or under a kimono (without juban - some people wear them in summer to help cut down on the number of layers).
Retail cost can be from 2000-6000yen (~$20-60USD) depending on quality and brand.
- Commonly polyester, but can be made of silk.
- Composed of a body about 16cm (6") wide and 120cm (47") long, with additional fabric to lengthen the main collar portion.
- May or may not have additional loops on the front to help secure ties.
- Has a piece of fabric approximately 3" wide hanging from the back at the nape of the neck to help keep collar in position.
- The ties may be attached to the back fabric piece or to the ends of the collar. Commonly, if the ties are attached to the ends of the collar, there are loops on the fabric that hangs down the back to help secure the collar in place.
Easy Collar Examples
Formality & TPO
The collar itself generally has no formality as it comes in basic white. However, if it's cheaper polyester, you might want to cover it with a nicer haneri before wearing it, as the fabric quality may be evident when worn with a higher quality kimono. The formality of the easy collar would then come from the haneri you cover it with.
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Authors & Contributors
Author/s: Erica Pai (Iyolin (IG Username))