- A taiko musuba (square knot), 2 part Nagoya type obi. Known as a tsukuri obi, tsuke obi or easy obi.
- A very special, rich purple, silk Nagoya obi, with fabulous, oil painting, hand painted flowers. Two parts, to make it easier to put on. Known as a tsukuri obi, tsuke obi or easy obi.
- Obi should not be washed
- Made and bought in Japan
- The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment
- Obi rear knots, whether on pre-shaped, 2-part obis or on one piece obis, are held in place using an obiage and an obijime and, if a taiko style knot, it is padded with an obi makura, all of these items are bought separately, although one can improvise with them. However, a makura is not required for a bow obi or hanhaba obi and hanaba obis do not need a makura, obiage or obijime when worn with casual, cotton yukata kimonos
- Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. The colour in the photos and descriptions is a guide only
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Obi are one-size-fits-all items
Sash Width 30cm
Sash Length 30cm
Plus taiko section
Weight approx, 0.5 kilo