Juban 

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.

Japanese Kimono Are Worn In Layers

There is a misperception that kimono function much like a bathrobe, and that a person does not wear anything under their kimono. In reality, traditional kimono dressings are layered. Juban are a universal kimono accessory worn by all genders and ages. The exception is generally yukata and onsen kimono because they are highly informal, and to be worn when the weather is worn. Even so under garments are still worn under a yukata.

About Us

Since 2009 we have been dedicated to sharing with others our passion for traditional kimono , haori , and kimono culture. Our main warehouse is located in Ohio, which means USA orders ship quickly and arrive in only a few business days. Much of our authentic stock comes from Kyoto, and Nagoya Japan. You can also visit our traveling Japanese kimono boutique in person.

 

We feel that Japanese kimono make an elegant statement that anyone can appreciate. The diverse selection of authentic silk kimono in stock are among the more prized textiles we offer, which make ideal gifts for wearing in a traditional manner, and also as opulent loungewear.

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