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.
20 kimono measurements
The 20 measurements are written down below.
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How to determine kimono measurements
Here is how to determine the standard measurements of kimono.
- Mitake = height (of body)
- Yuki = Take measurements from the neck to the wrist.
- Sodehaba = Yuki – Katahaba
- Katahaba = Yuki – Sodehaba
- Sodetake = 49cm
- Sodeguchi = 22.5cm
- Sodetsuke = 22.5cm
- Miyatsukuchi = 15cm
- Sode Marumi = 2cm
- Maehaba = depends on your hip size
- Ushirohaba = depends on your hip size
- Dakihaba = Same as the Maehaba width, or Maehaba -1cm
- Okumihaba = 15cm
- Aizumahaba = 14cm or Same as the Okumihaba
- Tsumashita = half of the Mitake
- Kurikoshi = 2.6cm
- Okumisagari = 22.5cm
- Eri Tsukekomi = 1cm or 2cm
- Kensaki Nuikomi = 7.5cm
- Kataaki = 8.7cm
Measurements are for a women’s kimono.
Measurements will vary depending on body type.
Combinations with Nagajuban are disregarded.
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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