- A silver Nagoya obi, with black katabami (oxalis) mon design
- This obi was borrowed by Vogue and featured in Vogue's Polish issue, worn with a Chanel jacket, see the Vogue photo above.
- Type: A Nagoya obi. Nagoya obi often have the sash part already folded to half depth, with just the knot section at full width, making them easier to put on. With some, called hiraki Nagoya obi, you fold the sash section in half yourself.. The Nagoya style obi was invented about 100 years ago and is less heavy than a more formal fukuro or maru obi. Nagoya obi are usually tied in a taiko musubi (square style knot, named after the Taiko bridge, at the opening of which a few geisha wore it as a new style, after which it became very popular and has remained so ever since, not, as is often thought, named after the taiko drum). They can, of course, be tied in other knots. Nagoya obi are less formal than a fukuro or maru obi but more formal than hanhaba obis
Obi are one-size-fits-all items
Depth of sash 15cm
Tare (knot) end 30.5cm