- A vintage, raden (mother of pearl) obidome
- Obidome make extremely nice collectors' items, as they come is such a big variety of shapes, sizes and prices.
- Many obidome require a slightly narrower than standard obijime, known as a sanbuhimo
- When an obijime is worn with an obidome on it, the obidome sits at the front of the obi sash and the obijime is tied inside the rear knot, instead of at the front
- pure silk obijime
- Made and bought in Japan
3.3cm wide 2.3cm deep
Width of loop for obijime to go through 0.9 cm wide x 0.3cm deep
An obidome is a special piece of jewellery worn with a kimono ensemble. Traditionally it is the only form of jewellery one should wear with a kimono.
Obidome are worn at the waist, with the obijime (obi cord) threaded through it. Normally obijime are tied at centre front but, when wearing an obidome on it, the obijime is tied at the back, with the knot inside the obi's musuba (obi rear knot).
Many obidome, especially older ones, require a slightly narrower than standard obijime, known as a sanbuhimo obijime.
Obidome are often purchased to form collections.