Folding a kimono is like fabric origami, but it does create a nice, flat, unwrinkled square that can be stored easily.

It's not difficult to fold a kimono correctly but there are a few tricks that make it easier than it looks the first time you see it.  Remember:  always start on the right side of the kimono, match up the collar end corners and underarm seams, and follow the extisting folds at the collar.  

With a little practice, it will become second nature.  

There are many great Youtube videos on how to fold the kimono - we've given several below - once you follow along a couple of times you'll be a pro. 

If you prefer to follow a print out, click on the step-by-step graphic of the yellow kimono on the left below. 

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