Women's Under Kimono

Juban Kitsuke Accessories:

1 korin belt, 1 datejime, 1 han-eri, 1 eri-shin

Contrary to popular belief, a person is not nude under their kimono. Japanese kimono are commonly worn in layers, with the most common underlayer being a juban. Men also wear a juban under their kimono however their juban are styled slightly differently. The various juban for sale on this page are intended to be worn in a feminine style. Juban are worn under Japanese kimono, with just the collar visible. Juban are worn by all genders and ages in Japan. Juban are typically worn under a kimono with the collar visible. Juban are typically worn with all kimono. Yukata do not commonly have a juban worn under them, though some people prefer to. Due to variations in monitor color settings we can not 100% guarantee the colors of our products. Most goods in our online store are gently used, unless stated as being brand new.

Han-Eri Juban Collars

When wearing a juban under a Japanese kimono, only a hint of the sleeves and the collar are visible. To protect the juban from the natural oils on a person's skin and makeup a han-eri is added to the collar. A han-eri is a decorative piece of fabric that is seen under the kimono collar along the neck. Han-eri are meant to be interchangeable and require no advanced sewing skills to add to a juban. When added they also create a pocket for the eri-shin to be held. Eri-shin are plastic collar stiffeners that give kimono collars their crisp clean look.

Han-Eri For Juban 

By adding a single han-eri you can radically influence the appearance and aesthetic of a Japanese kimono. This simple kitsuke accessory is commonly overlooked by people new to dressing in kimono, and are beloved by more experience kimono wearers. They are a fun way to sneak in a wide variety of personal touches into your coordination with designs ranging from popular pop-culture themes to more traditional symbolism. Most of our han-eri in stock are brand new, and ready to be added to a juban. Han-eri normally have unfinished edges, which may be finished or left unfinished by their new owner. Our han-eri are larger than average to allow for finishing if the owner so desires. Finishing han-eri is not needed and does not impact look or presentation. Long term han-eri will get dirty and need to be cleaned by removing them from the juban collar, and after a while many haneri are discarded because they are too dirty to wear anymore, protecting the juban and kimono from such dirt.