Q. Is it hard to go to the bathroom when wearing one of these. Do you have to undo everything?
A. No, you don’t have to take off everything 😀 You strip only the bottom half of Juban (underwear) and kimono, so that your lower body is exposed.
Q. What can I do if my Yakata is too long? Can I fold the cloth around the waist up and tie the Koshihomo to fix it? Or should i cut the end … I don’t want to do that 🙁
A. Basically for men, we don’t wear too long yukata. But if you want to wear it, you could fold it at the center (around your weighst) by use of Koshihiko to fix. So what you think is correct 🙂 You don’t necessarily have to cut it.
Q. is it common to make a fold at the level of obi if the kimono is long?
A. Basically we men don’t do that, but in exception, if you want to do that, yes around obi, you could hide the unnecessary part. Different from wemen, we men should not show the fold.
Q. If the kimono is worn the other way round (right side over left), what does that mean?
A. If you wear it in a way of “right side over left”, that’s for funeral.
Q. You don’t put the koshi-himo the left side inside kimono hole cloth? Is that just for women or there are different ways? https://studio.youtube.com/video/S6EJ-wh1gD8
A. I didn’t use koshi-himo(string) in this video as you noticed. But it doesn’t matter whether you must or not use it. Koshi-himo is a part of underwear and nobody can see. It’s alright as long as kimono and juban is beautifully fixed.
Q. do you wash a cotton kimono and after that you iron?
A. I don’t iron but I wash my cotton kimono by my washing mashine with “dry” (gentle) mode. Because it soaks my sweat. kimono is heavy enough not to iron