Butterfly Beauty Tsukure Obi

•  A taiko musuba (square knot), 2 part Nagoya type obi. Known as a tsukuri obi, tsuke obi or easy obi.


•  Lovely champagne colour fabric, with glinting red, pink, gold and black butterflies


•  Synthetic textile


•  Made and bought in Japan


•  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

Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

How to wear obi makura, obiage and obijime with your obi, on my blog, plus names of the parts of the obi, and a diagram with shapes and scale of the different obi types.


Measurements approx:
Rear taiko knot section width 29.7cm
Sash 14.7cm deep x 153cm
Obi are pretty much one-size-fits-all items

Butterfly Beauty Tsukure Obi

SKU: op191