A whole kimono from just a roll of fabric

Did you know that each kimono is made from just one long roll of fabric?

The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

Komon Kimono 'Snow crystals & chrysanthemums'The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

The basic size of kimono is fixed. The common size of a kimono fabric roll is 0.38m × 13m.

Furisode Kimono 'The dance of lilies' (2003)The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

However, there are several variations : for example, long-sleeved furisode needs more fabric, as well as a kimono for a person with long arms needs wider fabric, etc.

Komon Kimono 'Fashion accessories'The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

An image of tanmono(roll of fabric)The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

The kimono fabric roll is divided into 8 parts (2 sleeves, front body part, back body part, etc.). And each part is sewn by mainly straight line stitches.

How to make Kimono from a roll of fabricThe Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

Therefore, designers and craftsmen have to understand the making of kimono perfectly to materialize their ideal kimono design.

Kimono designed by the student of college of arts 5 by UnknownThe Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

This kimono was also made from just a roll of silk fabric.

Kimono designed by the student of college of arts 4 by UnknownThe Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

Furisode Kimono 'Autumn view of Sagano' by Kazuyuki IchikawaThe Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

Furisode Kimono 'Plum trees in Kitano'The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

Every kimono has each story.When the kimono is displayed, you will feel it.

How to wear KimonoThe Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts, FUREAIKAN

How to wear a kimono

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