着物が楽しい季節が始まりましたね。まいきちきものは模様替えの準備をしております。    The season of kimono has arrived! You can enjoy a lot. MAIKICHIKIMONO is going to be renewed soon.
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Obi

How to tie obi for kimono.

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-06-27

How to tie furisode obi “ougibunko” by yourself

I believe you are greatly interested in “furisode”. I’m going to show how to tie furisode obi “ougibunko” by yourself. “Ougibunko” looks like a decorative big bow.   At first, please watch the video below. Later, check the important points. Let’s begin!  

  • 2020-05-04

How to make “gojuhimo” band

Kimono dressers usually use “sanjuhimo” or a triple band. It is a kind of string with 3 elastic bands to secure a obi shape.  It is very useful and gives us easy tying obi and originality, especially for “furisode”. Today, I’ll show you how to make “goju-himo” which have 5 bands. It is more useful than 3 bands.   

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-03

How to tie fukuro obi “nijudaiko”

I show you how to tie “nijudaiko” or “nijutaiko” which has two layers in hope of doubled happiness. This is the most popular obi shape for formal events.   This kimono with shark skin patterns is one of the “edo-komon” patterns. The edo-komon with a family crest is worn on ceremonies, but the no-crest is worn on private events. This obi is called “share-fukuro-obi” used for private events.  

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-02

How to tie “obijime” and “obiage”

“Obijime” is a decorative cord to hold the obi in place. It is a very important cord.  By firmly tying, the “obi” shape is fixed. “Obijime” has two types “round and flat”. The flat type has two sides. So please be careful not to be upside down when you tie it. A knot I show you is the most basic one called “hon-musubi”.    “Obiage” is a decorative long cloth supporting the shape of “otaiko” on the back by covering the pad called “obimakura”.  A knot I show you is the most basic one called “hon-musubi”. 

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-01

How to tie Nagoya obi “ichijudaiko”

The next step is tying obi. I’m going to show you how to tie “ichijudaiko” with Nagoya obi. “Ichuju” literally means one layer and “daiko” means a drum. “Daiko” is usually pronounced  “taiko” in one word. It looks like a drum or drum-shaped bridge in a Japanese garden. This is the most basic way of tying.  If you learn this, you can go anywhere. So let’s get started!

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-07-22

How to tie Nagoya obi “tsunodashi”

The next step is tying obi. This time I’m going to show you how to tie “tsunodashi” without “obimakura”, a pad for obi. It is very casual and easy to tie. You can do it!   Click here if you want to review how to put on kimono.     Preparation Things you need are… Nagoya obi Obijime Obiage Karihimo (koshihimo) Gauze  (30 X length of your opened arms) Elastic band Have you folded your Nagoya obi into “kari-datami”? If you haven’t done yet, please refer to the video below.     Put your “obiage” and a gauze string together with an elastic band like the photo below.     Tie “obi”  Wrap the obi and tighten it 1. Take the end of the half-width part […]

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-07-22

Decorate the front of obi

Basic and simple obi knots such as bow knots, “bunko” knots, “kainokuchi” knots are also good…but sometimes I want to tie an obi decorative. How about you? Do you want to tie it more decorative? Be more creative. This time I’ll show you how to decorate the front of obi. Let’s try!

  • 2020-05-04
  • 2020-09-02

How to tie yukata obi “weeping cherry”

“Hanhaba-obi”, or a half-width obi is very easy to handle. There are so many ways to tie. I’m going to show you how to tie “weeping cherry. It’s the easiest way of tying obi for “yukata”. Also it’s good for “kimono”. This time we use a 3.5m half-width obi. I’m right handed. If you are left handed, all directions of obi are opposite. Let’s get started!  

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