Some people like hanging kimonos on the wall to add color and drama to the interior design.
- Spread kimono on a clean surface. Place it out flat, and make sure the shoulders pass straight through the top, sleeves and body straight down.
- If you plan to hang it facing out, lay it face up and leave it straight.
- If you hang it facing the wall to display the full range of colors and back details, please lay it face down and pull the ends of the front hem to touch the bottoms of the sleeves.
- Measure the shoulder width, and add 2 inches, and then write down the measurement. This will be the width for your bamboo pole or wooden dowel.
- Measure the length of the kimono, and write down the measurement. This will determine how high you hang the kimono.
- Use the measurements to find a better place to hang your kimono. Hang it on the furniture if possible.
- Prepare a bamboo pole or wooden dowel.
- Measure the wall where you plan to hang kimono, and use the length of the kimono to determine the height of the center you want and mark this spot.
- Measure out horizontally and mark the wall for the ends of the rod by using the center point.
- Align the outside edge of the rod hanger bracket with your marks at either end, and mark the hanging holes for the brackets for both sides.
- Drill pilot holes at the marks for the rod hangers with drill and a small bit.
- Place the pole on the hanger and carefully check its level and safety.
- Slide both ends of the rod into the garment sleeve, and carefully place the kimono on the pole.
- If you’re hanging the kimono face out, place obi on the rod underneath the kimono.
- Carefully place the rod and keep both ends on the bracket outside the sleeve. Adjust the kimono and obi to make they are centered and hanging straight down from the rod.
- Slide the kimono onto the pole and hang it on the kimono facing the wall. Place the center end of the rod on the two brackets. Carefully arrange the kimono, making it hangs straight down from the rod. Gently pull the lower hem out to meet the inside bottom of the sleeves. Use a clip to hold the kimono in place, and hid these needles.