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【Female Article】Uses of kimono obi on different occasions, part I

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mimi@MaDeLa

Last time, I introduced to you to the types of women kimonos and which kind of kimonos should be worn on different occasions, so I think you must have some understanding of that. For those who haven't read the last article, you can start with the article below↓

【Female Article】Type and Difference of Kimono

However, more than that, there are also corresponding rules for the choice of obi (Japanese sash) and their own knotting method! Then what exactly it is?

kimono japan obi sash

The obi matched with kimonos also have their own rank. And the ways to knot are also different depending on the occasion and the obi used, then let's take a look at them!

kimono japan obi sash double taiko-musubi

The orthodox knotting matched with dress shall be the double taikomusubi. As its name suggests, double taikomusubi is to use long fukuro-obi, and the folded part is a two-layer structure.

kimono japan obi sash furisode bunko-musubi fukura-suszume tateya-musubi

In modern times, furisode is mainly used for the seijin-shiki (age ceremonies), therefore, in order to best show the day of becoming an adult, there will be a unique belt knotting method for furisode.

Bunko-Musubi, Fukurasuzume-Musubi and Tateya-Musubi are the three most basic types of knotting, and also there are other ten variations.

kimono japan obi sash flower kimono japan obi sash single taiko-musubi

When using Nagoya-obi that is slightly shorter than the fukuro-obi, single taikomusubi is a classic knotting method. As its name suggests, single taikomusubi is that its folded part is a single-layer structure.

Next time I'd like to introduce to you the types of obi knots used on informal occasions. Stay tuned!

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