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I’ll show you how to tie “nijutaiko” which has two layers.
This is the most popular obi shape for formal events and parties.
This kimono with shark skin patterns is one of the “edo-komon” patterns.This obi is called “share-fukuro-obi” used for private events.
How to tie “nijutaiko”
- “te-saki“, the folded edge
- “tare-saki“, the wide edge / the tail of “tare-saki“
- “tare-moto“, the root of “tare“
Wrap the obi and tighten it
1. Take “te-saki” or the folded edge and put it on the shoulder.
2. Wrap the obi once.
3. Pinch the obi at the back and pull down to the lower line.
4.Tighten the obi.
5. Widen the width of the front part if you need.
6. Wrap the obi again and tighten it.
Make a knot by folding
7. Put the folded edge off.
8. Slide it to the right.
9. Put it back a little along the bottom line. Hold the hand there and tighten the obi.
10. Fold both roots of “te” and “tare” up.
11. Slide the root of “tare” (the right hand in this photo) upward further.
12. Hold it there by tying a string.
13. Take “te-saki” the folded edge and put it to the front. If the folded edge is a little bit longer, you should put it to the opposite side.
14. Here! It became shorter.
15. Tuck the folded edge between the obi and the body.
16. Open the root of “tare” at the back.
17. Make a triangle at the wide edge.
18. Place a pad for obi there. Cover the pad with “obiage“ or a decorative cloth beforehand.
19. Open the triangle and make a double layer over the pad. Refer to Match the patterns of “nijutaiko”
20. Straighten the obi between the root of “tare” and the double layer.
21. Hold the pad firmly. Refer to 美しいお太鼓線は帯枕の付け方次第できまる。
22. Place it all onto the upper line of the obi and tie the pad’s string firmly to secure the obi.
23. Tie the string of the pad firmly in the front. If you feel tight, you push the string forward and put it inside the obi.
24. Tie the “obiage” temporarily.
25. Take the string off.
26. Make a “otaiko“ shape with the string and tie it firmly in front.
27. Take the folded edge and put it inside the “otaiko”.
28. Hold the obi tightly with an “obijime“ cord.
29. Take the string off and make the “obiage” cloth a bow tie.
30. Tuck the ends of the cloth inside.
31. Finally make sure your “otaiko” shape.
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