- A taiko musuba (square knot), 2 part Nagoya type obi. Known as a tsukuri obi, tsuke obi or easy obi.
- A tsukure (easy wear), taiko knot, nagoya obi. Also sometimes called a tsuke obi. This is two piece obi, comprising sash and musuba (rear knot). It comes complete with built in obi makura (literally ‘obi pillow’, which is bustle padding) in the knot, usually purchased separately.
- Made and bought in Japan
- Obi should not be washed
- Most obi, including two-part, pre-shaped taiko knot obi, require an obijime and obiage to hold the rear knot in place, both of which are always bought separately. With a taiko knot style obi, an obi makura (obi bustle pad) is worn inside the knot too, to pad it out at the top, though a few two-part taiko obis have a makura already inside the knot, however, most don’t. One can buy actual obiage, obijime and makura or one can improvise with these items
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Excellent – minor marks on the ties but they don’t show when on.
Rear knot section 28.9cm wide
Sash 15.8cm deep x 145cm
Obi are pretty much one-size-fits-all items