- This is one tatou-shi, a special, kimono storage wrapper, sometimes also called tatoshi or tatogami. It is ideal for an maru or fukuro obi, a haori, a man's kimono and even a women's kimono, although there are longer versions intended for women's kimono but, if you fold the kimono length up twice, rather than just once, it will fit nicely into this size of tatou-shi
- These are hard to find, so, when I run outI will not be getting more.
- Fold your obi, haori or kimono 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 flowers 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