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A sarashi is a long, thick cotton cloth[1] that is tightly wrapped and worn under a kimono for the purpose of altering the figure of women to appear thinner. It is sometimes worn after the birth of a child.[2] It was also used as a protective garment by men.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Nelson, Ronald. "The International Shakuhachi Society". Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  2. ^ "Crowning Moments Doula". Retrieved 2017-11-10.