秋よ来い!早く来い! というか、早く涼しくなってほしいですね。 着物をガンガン着れる秋、早く来ーい!    毎回「わたどう」の着物が楽しみです。

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.

PREVIOUS

The next step is making "ohashori". Please remember how to straighten grain lines. Practice step by step, checking on[…]

How to put on kimono part 2

 

 

Preparation

Things you need are…

  1. Nagoya obi
  2. Obijime
  3. Obiage
  4. Karihimo (koshihimo)
  5. Gauze  (30 X length of your opened arms)
  6. 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.

obiage and gauze string

 

 

Tie “obi” 

Wrap the obi and tighten it

1. Take the end of the half-width part called “te-saki” and put it on your shoulder. The folded edge called “wa” is facing outward.

 

 

2. Wrap the obi once. 

 

maikichi
In narrow places, it is easier to turn yourself rather than to wrap an obi.

 

3. Take the diagonal part (white star).

 

 

4. Draw it (white star) to the bottom line called “obishita-sen” (yellow star) and pull the right hand obi forward.

 

maikichi
This action is called “yanoha -wo -hiku” that means “draw a bow”.

 

5. Place the “obiita” between the first and second turn.

 

 

6. Wrap the obi again along the first turn and tighten it.

 

Make a knot by folding

 

7. Take the “te” off and hold the folded edge.

 

 

8. Slide it to the right beyond the back center.

 

 

9. Slide the left hand down to the bottom line. 

 

 

10. Slide it to the left a little.

 

 

11. While keeping the left hand position, pull the right hand obi firmly.

 

 

12. While keeping the left hand position, put the right hand under the “tare” root. Then fold the crossed part up to the upper line as following the dotted line.

 

 

13. View after folding up.

 

 

14. Take the center of “karihimo”. 

 

maikichi
You may switch to your dominant hand.

 

15. Pass it to the other hand. Hold the folded knot with it.

 

 

16.  Temporarily tie it firmly on the obi.

 

 

Tuck “tesaki” in the front

 

17. Pull the “te” firmly and bring it to the front. Is the end of the half width part called “tesaki” at your bust top? That’s the ideal position!

 

maikichi
If it is longer, turn it to the opposite side.
If it is short. no problem. Continue as it is.

 

18. Fold it in half from your side.

 

 

19. Tuck it at the front.

 

 

Make “otaiko” : upper line

 

20. Open the root of the “tare” called “taremoto” and fold into a triangle.  

 

maikichi
It is important to open firmly to make a beautiful “otaiko”.

 

21. Fold up the “tare” obi following your hands.

 

 

22. Hold the upper line in place and take the center of an “obiage” cloth and gauze string. 

 

maikichi
Can you see the end of the hanging obi called “taresaki” behind your knees? That’s ideal length to make “otaiko”.

 

 

23. Put them inside the “tare”and pass them to the other hand.

 

 

24. Bring it to the front.

 

 

25. Hold the gauze string only. Move it up and…

 

 

26. …down to fit the strings and the upper line of the obi firmly on your back.

 

 

27. Tie the string aside and pull it forward at the center front.

 

maikichi
This action eases breathing because of making some space at the front.

 

28. Put the knot deeply between “obi” and “datejime”.

 

 

29. Tie the “obiage” cloth temporarily so as not to bother you, and take away the “karihimo”.

 

Make “otaiko” : bottom line

 

30. Take the center of an “obijime” cord.

 

 

31. Hold the cord and the obi together. The holding position is about 10 cm below the obi bottom line.

 

maikichi
Straighten the fabric grain. So you’ll get a smooth line.

 

32. Tuck the rest of “tare” inside.

 

 

33. Leave the end of the obi called “tare-saki” about 10 cm. 

 

 

34. While holding the obi and cord, slide both hands up to 1/3 from the obi bottom line. 

 

 

Tie “obijime” 

 

35. Tie the “obijime” cord into “hon-musubi” knot. Please refer to the video below.

 

 

 

36. After tying the “obijime”, take the “te” off and unfold the side.

 

 

37.  View of the back.

 

 

38. Fold the “te” back and insert it right under the “otaiko” layer. 

 

36. The Standard style is here. Basically show the “te” about 5 cm on both sides.

 

 

37. View of the side. Almost done. The next step is tying “obiage”.

Hang in there!

 

 

Tie “obiage”

 

38. Tie the “obiage” into “hon-musubi”. Please refer to the video below.

 

 

 

39. Let’s check all. Especially check that the intersection of the “haneri” collar, the “obiage” and “obijime” knots are aligned at the center of the front.

 

 

40. View of the back.

 

maikichi
Basically adjust the “tare-saki” onto your hip line.

 

Finally, finished!

Let’s go out!

 

>Online Kimono Lesson in English

Online Kimono Lesson in English

英語で着付けをしてみませんか?新しい世界が広がります。もっと知りたい!
Wouid you like to put on a kimono by yourself? Get more information!