When wearing a kimono, the back portion of collar shall be “pulled down”, but if it is not properly pulled down, somebody may say “your back collar is “pulled up”. Though the back collar is properly pull down upon completing the dress up in kimono, it might be pulled up towards the neck due to the weight of kimono etc.
In that case, the pulled up collar causes to make sides and front of kimono loosened and which makes overall appearance in kimono deteriorated. To prevent the pulled up back collar, a caution shall be taken when wearing the juban.
When wearing the juban, pull it down the back until the back collar is pulled down to a proper position, and then, hold it using a thin fabric belt. It is also convenient if a long, narrow strip of cloth is stitched at the back of collar: this cloth is called “imonnuki” or “a cloth for properly position the back collar”.
Nevertheless, the back collar is pulled up, it might not be pulled down to a proper position and it will be pulled up in a short while. If it is a case, please go to a place to shun the eyes of others such as in a comfort room, and daringly pull up the hem of kimono, and then, pull down the back of juban. If the imonnuki or a long, narrow strip of cloth is stitched at the back of collar, the pulled up collar can be pulled down to a proper position by pulling it down.
When the collar of juban is properly positioned, the collar of kimono is also properly positioned along with it. When it is done, please adjust the peeped out haneri.