How to Tie Obi

obi type musubi /tying method name owner site
hanhaba chocho
butterfly
CocoroWeb
hanhaba bunko
book collection
Ichiro-ya
(scroll to the middle of the page)
hanhaba
or
kaku
kai no kuchi
clam's mouth
Kimono Encyclopedia

*this is the only tying method I found for men
hanhaba anesan
older sister(?)
Kimono Encyclopedia
maru
or
fukuro

*nagoya
futae taiko
two-fold drum


*hitoe taiko
Kimono FAQ

obi-ita note







  Obi-ita can be added before (if you have a '-board with a cord) or during the tying process.  If you have a maru or fukuro obi simply place the board between the folded obi during the first or second wrap around the trunk.  Make sure the folded obi opens to the top if you're going to use this method.







  *I kid you not, that is the real translation, along with perhaps "library" or even "paperback"







   *The same instructions can be used to tie a one-fold drum, simply omit the initial step of folding the obi in half.



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