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!
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Things you need are…
- Nagoya obi
- 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.
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.
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.
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”.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Let’s go out!