Do you have a preference for the Sode-take length?
It is one of the most important measurements to create an elegant or active kimono.
This section describes the kimono measurements, especially the Sode-take length and the impression it gives.
What is the Sode-take
The length of the sleeve is called the sleeve length.
The above illustration can be downloaded from here.
Basic Sode-take measurement
For women: 49cm
For men: 49cm-55cm (depending on the height)
Sleeve length and impression
Shorter sleeve length gives an image of activity, while longer sleeve length gives an image of being dressed up or elegant.
The modern sleeve length is 49cm, but the sleeve length in the Taisho era was about 57cm to 64cm.
My sleeve length is 53cm. The sleeve length in the photo is 53cm.
You can change the length of the sleeves depending on your height.
Longer sleeve length is good for taller people.
Longer sleeve length is also recommended for people with thicker bodies.