- This is one obi tatou-shi, a special, kimono storage wrapper, sometimes also called tatoshi or tatogami. It could be actually used to contain a kimono but there are larger versions intended for kimono
- These are hard to find, so, when I run out, it is very unlikely that I shall get more.
- Fold your obi the traditional way and lay it inside the wrapper, then tie it closed.
- It is made from acid free, thick, Japanese paper, specially designed to contain one (or more, if you wish) Japanese obi. It has ties on the outside to hold it closed. The Japanese use these to store and protect their kimonos and obi.
- It will be sent to you folded, so expect fold creases
- A touch of lavender or cedarwood essential oil on the outside of the wrapper (or stored on a tissue beside it) will also help keep moths away. Do not let oil come into contact with the actual obi fabric. A pouch of dried lavender works too
- The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition
Width 35cm when closed
Length 64.5cm when closed