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How to tie fukuro obi “nijutaiko”

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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.

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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

te-saki" on the shoulder1. Take “te-saki” or the folded edge and put it on the shoulder.

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This obi is a little bit long,  so I took it longer than as usual.

 

Wrap the obi once2. Wrap the obi once. 

 

 

3. Pinch the obi at the back and pull down to the lower line.

 

 

Pull the other obi outward4.Tighten the obi.

 

 

Widen the width5. Widen the width of the front part if you need.

 

 

Wrap the obi again6. Wrap the obi again and tighten it.

 

 

Make a knot by folding

Place the folded edge7. Put the folded edge off.

 

 

Slide it to the right.8. Slide it to the right.

 

 

Put it back9. Put it back a little along the bottom line. Hold the hand there and tighten the obi.

 

 

Fold both roots10. Fold both roots of “te” and “tare” up.

 

 

Put them up11. Slide the root of “tare” (the right hand in this photo) upward further.

 

 

Hold it there by tying a string.12. Hold it there by tying a string.

 

 

take "te-saki"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.

 

 

make it shorter14. Here! It became shorter.

 

 

Put the folded edge in15. Tuck the folded edge between the obi and the body.

 

 

Make “otaiko”

Open the root16. Open the root of “tare” at the back.

 

 

Make a triangle17. Make a triangle at the wide edge.

 

 

Place a pad f18. Place a pad for obi there. Cover the pad with “obiage or a decorative cloth beforehand.

 

 

make a double layer19. Open the triangle and make a double layer over the pad. Refer to Match the patterns of “nijutaiko”

 

 

Straighten the obi20. Straighten the obi between the root of “tare” and  the double layer.

 

 

Hold the pad21. 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。

 

 

Put it all22.  Place it all onto the upper line of the obi and tie the pad’s string firmly to secure the obi.

 

 

Tie the string23. 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.

 

 

Tie the obiage temporarily.24. Tie the “obiage” temporarily.

 

 

Take off the string.25. Take the string off.

 

 

Make a "otaiko"26. Make a “otaiko shape with the string and tie it firmly in front.

 

 

Take the folded edge27. Take the folded edge and put it inside the “otaiko”.

 

 

28. Hold the obi tightly with an “obijime cord.

 

 

make a bow tie29. Take the string off and make the “obiage” cloth a bow tie.

 

 

Tuck the edges30. Tuck the ends of the cloth inside.

 

 

make sure your "otaiko"31. Finally make sure your “otaiko” shape.

 

Okay, ladies! 

Good job!

 

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