Kesa for Miroku
- Greetings. I am new here. Did a quick archive search and did not see
any refernces to this.
My daughter wants to go to Marcon as Miroku from the Inuyasha anime
series. I can handle most of the garb but can't seem to find info on
how to put on a buddist monk's robe. I discovered it is called a kesa.
It seems to be a simple retangle of cloth but I am not positive it
doesn't have additional ties sewn on to it.
The main problem is I can not find any info on how it is worn and tied
together. Does anyone know?
- I did some googling for you. No direct how to. It seems to be more of
an art than a science. Tips for googling for things like this in
general. Start with "how to wear a XXX". Then look at things they
describe, I found better links by also trying "how to fold", how to
knot, tie, etc Use word clues to find more googling info.
Found a bit talking about the ties:
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhistworld/robe_txt.htm & more
Not sure if this is the right style:
Though this person hasn't bogged much lately, they've got a very clear
layout of how to make the basics. They might know how to wear it as
- I crafted the orange ones from long pieces of cloth for a musical once. As
these were brief appearances in monk costume, I simply tied the top corners
over the shoulder and the actors threw them over what they were already
wearing (it didn't matter that their other costumes were visible). Since
this seems to be a primary part of the Miroku costume, search the following
page for the kesa. It describes how to fasten it properly over/under the
shoulder though I would recommend somehow sewing the sides closed for the
costume. Some pictures of Miroku seem to show it goes around the neck.
Depending on the type of fabric you use, you could use the top corners as
ties which is what I did.
On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:23 AM, Bernadette <bernadettets@...> wrote:
> Greetings. I am new here. Did a quick archive search and did not see
> any refernces to this.
> My daughter wants to go to Marcon as Miroku from the Inuyasha anime
> series. I can handle most of the garb but can't seem to find info on
> how to put on a buddist monk's robe. I discovered it is called a kesa.
> It seems to be a simple retangle of cloth but I am not positive it
> doesn't have additional ties sewn on to it.
> The main problem is I can not find any info on how it is worn and tied
> together. Does anyone know?
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