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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!

 

Here are images for those who want to learn it step by step.

 

Basic twists

Things you need are : 1 obi, 1 clip

Try this to yourself!  Just twist the tucks.

 

1. Take the arm length.

 

 

2. Make a triangle.

 

 

3. Clip it on the obiita board and put the short end on the shoulder.

 

 

4. Wrap the obi once and tighten it.

 

 

5. Make two tucks.

 

 

6. Turn the tucked part over to show the other color and clip it again.

 

 

7. Extend the tuck length as long as possible.

 

 

8. Bring the tucked part to the back.

 

 

9. Twist it twice. 

 

 

10. Take the clip away. Holding the tucked part, take the short end off and slide it aside a little.

 

 

11. Put the tucked part on the short one.

 

 

12. Make a knot.

 

 

13. Rotate the knot not to get loose.

 

 

14. Make a bow tie.

 

 

15. Go on.

 

 

16. The bow tie has just been made.

 

 

17. Make a tuck at the end.

 

 

18. Wrap the knot.

 

 

19. Open the bow and make the obi beautiful. 

 

 

20. Hold the knot and the obiita board. Put your belly inside and turn the obi clockwise 180 degrees.

 

 

21. Open the tucks on both sides.

 

 

22.  Okay, finished! Well done!

 

 

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Obi shapes should always look beautiful from tree directions.

 

If you want to show the same color as the first wrapping, you don’t turn the tucked part. Please refer to no.6.

 

 

A flower decoration

This is a technique to dress someone.

Things you need are : 1 long obi, 1 decorative cord, 3 rubber bands,3clips

Put  the 3 rubber bands on your wrist.

*Maikichi recommends transparent latex rubber bands. 

 

 

You can watch this video “How to decorate with a flower” on YouTube.

 

 

Here is another color.

two petals

Example : This one is used a regular length obi. There are two petals. It is small but kawaii! When you tuck in different ways, you can make various flowers.

 

Maikichi

If you use a longer obi, you can create different flowers.

In crowded events etc., it is also necessary to reinforce decorations using a cord etc. so that a shape may not collapse.

 

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