Hi, here are questions on Youtbe and Facebook, and my answers.
Q. Why those Sleeves are so big?
A. In my understanding, the higher class you belong to, the longer sleeves you have. You can employ servant if you in a high class, and don’t have to do washing, cooking and cleaning, that can dirt your sleeves.
You can tell that from Japanese historical movies. Physical workers have shorter sleeves generally.
Q. hahaha its hot to wear …..
A. Right, it used be colder than now in Japan. 😀
Q. its hard to go in a bathroom or using a bathroom
A. It’s not to hard, it’s easy. But I don’t want to show how I use a bathroom on youtube :p
Q. I am looking around on all the websites for second hand kimono, but I am worried nothing will fit well.
(He said to me his size, and he’s taller than normal Japanese men)
With my measurements, it seems difficult to find a good second hand kimono. Is there a course of action you maybe able to recommend?
A. I’m 178cm tall, and it’s hard even for me to find a second hand kimono because old people in Japan were shorter than now. How about Oatsurae(made-to-order)?
if you need a formal (silk) kimono for tea ceremony, I can introduce a good shop in Atsugi-shi Kanagawa-ken (http://www.kimonosugata.info/) for you, which may cost 35,000 yen and more. If you just need a casual one for only lessons, I can make denim or cotton kimono, which may cost 20,000 yen and more.
As you may know, even Japanese people don’t know how to start Kimono experience, and are afraid of failing shopping like buying too expensive ones. So I think my role is to answer questions from starters.
Also, I myself say to beginners that you don’t have to start with such expensive order-made kimono, but you can start with this machine-made one. https://item.rakuten.co.jp/kyoetsu-orosiya/otokomuji04/ I have one from this shop, but the quality is enough good but the price is…. only about 5,000 yen! 😀 It may not perfectly fit your size but you could also start with this kind of light stuff (I mean small start).
The above kimono is polyester, and you cannot wear it in a really formal place. But sometimes I hold tea ceremony and wear polyester kimono as long as it’s not toooooo formal lol And 2 months ago, I had my own wedding, but the kimono was polyester lol Nobody can tell actually.