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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.

 

How to tie “nijudaiko”

  • te-saki“, the folded edge
  • “te”, the folded part
  • “tare-saki”, the edge of wide part / the tail of “tare”
  • “tare-moto”, the root/base of “tare”

 

Before you start tying, please fold your obi  into “karidatami”.

Refer to the video here.

 

 

Wrap the obi and tighten it

テ先を取り肩に乗せる

1. Take “te-saki” and put “te” on the shoulder. “Wa” or the folded edge is away from the body.

 

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This obi is very long,  so I took it longer than as usual. I usually place the “te-saki” on the middle of “obiita”.

 

Wrap the obi once

2. Wrap the obi once. 

 

 

3. View of the back. 

 

 

4. Take the diagonal part. Draw it to the bottom line called “obishita-sen” and pull the right hand obi forward.

 

 

Widen the width

5. Widen the width of the front part if necessary.

 

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If you are over 152 cm tall, widen your obi.

 

Wrap the obi again

6. Wrap the obi again and tighten it.

 

 

Make a knot by folding

Place the folded edge

7. Take the “te” off.

 

 

8. Hold the “wa” of the root of “te”.

 

 

9. Slide it to the right and slide the left hand down.

 

 

Put it back

10. Slide it to the left a little along the bottom line.

Hold the hand there and tighten the obi on the other side.

 

 

Fold both roots

11. Fold up both roots of “te” and “tare” to make a fake knot.

 

 

Put them up

12. Bring the root of “tare” up. Naturally “te” and “tare” are folded. Now you have a fake knot.

 

 

13. Take “karihimo” and pass it to the other hand.

 

 

Hold it there by tying a string.

14. Secure the fake knot with the “karihimo”

 

 

15. Tie it firmly on the obi to hold the fake knot.

 

 

take "te-saki"

16. Take “te-saki” and bring it  to the front. If it is a little bit longer, you should turn it to the opposite side.

 

 

make it shorter

17. Here! It became shorter.

 

 

Put the folded edge in

18. Tuck the “te-saki” in.

 

 

Make “otaiko”

Open the root

19. Open the root of “tare” neatly at the back.

 

 

Make a triangle

20. Make a triangle at “teresaki” or the wide edge on your lap.

 

 

Place a pad f

21. Place only 1/3 of “obimakura” pad on the side of the triangle as shown. (Cover the pad with “obiage” or a decorative cloth beforehand.)

 

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枕の位置Place a pad for obi on the line of red (1/3) or the black (1/2). It depends on your height.

 

 

make a double layer

22. Open the triangle and make a double layer holding the pad. Refer to Match the patterns of “nijutaiko”

 

 

Straighten the obi

23. Straighten the obi between the root of “tare” and  the double layer.

 

 

Hold the pad

24. Hold the pad firmly. 

 

 

Put it all

25. Place it onto the upper line of the obi and tie the string of the pad firmly to keep the pad and “tare” in place.

 

 

Tie the string

26. If it is tight for you, you push the string forward and put it deeply between the obi and your body. By doing so, the pad will stick to the back.

 

 

Tie the obiage temporarily.

27. Tie the “obiage” temporarily.

 

Make “otaiko”

Take off the string.

28. Take the “karihimo” off and hold the center.

 

 

29. Place the “karihimo” along the bottom line of the obi, move it to the “tare” and hold both together.

 

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The position of the “karihimo” depends on your height. If you want a larger “otaiko”, place the “karihimo” lower than the bottom line of the obi.

 

Make a "otaiko"

30. Make a “otaiko shape by tucking up the rest of “tare” inside. Leave “tare-saki” about 10 cm.

 

 

31. Tie the “karihimo” firmly on the obi at the front, and take the “te-saki”.

 

 

Take the folded edge

32. Insert it right under the double layer “otaiko”.

 

 

33. Hold the obi tightly with the “obijime” cord.

 

How to tie “obijime” and “obiage” can be seen here.

Please refer to…

Related

"Obijime" is a decorative cord to hold the obi in place. It is a very important cord.  By firmly tying, the "obi"[…]

how to tie "obijime"and "obiage

Or watch the video.

 

 

make a bow tie

34. Take the “karihimo” away and tie the “obiage” cloth into a bow tie.

 

Here is the video.

 

Tuck the edges

35. View of the front.

 

 

make sure your "otaiko"

36. Finally check your “otaiko” shape.

 

 

Okay, ladies! Good job!

 

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