20 kimono measurements needed when sewing a kimono 

How many kimono measurements do you know?
In fact, about 20 measurements are required when sewing a kimono.
Here I introduce the kimono measurements along with the standard measurements.

Kimono measurements

20 kimono measurements

The 20 measurements are written down below.

  1. Mitake
  2. Yuki
  3. Sode-haba
  4. Kata-haba
  5. Sode-take
  6. Sode-guchi
  7. Side-tsuke
  8. Miyatsukuchi
  9. Sodemaru
  10. Mae-haba
  11. Ushiro-haba
  12. Daki-haba
  13. Okumi-haba
  14. Aizuma-haba
  15. Tsumashita
  16. Kurikoshi
  17. Okumi-sagari
  18. Eri-tsukekomi
  19. Kensaki-nuikomi
  20. Kataaki
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How to determine kimono measurements

Here is how to determine the standard measurements of kimono.

  1. Mitake = height (of body)
  2. Yuki = Take measurements from the neck to the wrist.
  3. Sodehaba = Yuki – Katahaba
  4. Katahaba = Yuki – Sodehaba
  5. Sodetake = 49cm
  6. Sodeguchi = 22.5cm
  7. Sodetsuke = 22.5cm
  8. Miyatsukuchi = 15cm
  9. Sode Marumi = 2cm
  10. Maehaba = depends on your hip size
  11. Ushirohaba = depends on your hip size
  12. Dakihaba = Same as the Maehaba width, or Maehaba -1cm
  13. Okumihaba = 15cm
  14. Aizumahaba = 14cm or Same as the Okumihaba
  15. Tsumashita = half of the Mitake
  16. Kurikoshi = 2.6cm
  17. Okumisagari = 22.5cm
  18. Eri Tsukekomi = 1cm or 2cm
  19. Kensaki Nuikomi = 7.5cm
  20. Kataaki = 8.7cm

Measurements are for a women’s kimono.
Measurements will vary depending on body type.
Combinations with Nagajuban are disregarded.

conclusion

Kimono measurements differ slightly depending on the region, kimono shop, and tailor. We hope you will find these measurements as a guide when sewing a kimono.

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