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Matching patterns of “nijutaiko”

Hi, kimono lovers!

Are you always careful to match the patters of obi?

If you get these tips…

You won’t have to be upset when you tie a new obi.

 

Let’s see how to match patterns of “rokutu-gara

which the patterns occupy 60 % of the whole of the “fukuro” obi sash.

The length is 4.4 meters. (I recommend over 4.3 meters.)

It has two “garadomari” or border

Take three times of the width of obi, and pinch there with a clip

Do the same thing, and pinch there as the place of the six times with another clip.

Fold the obi into half from the clip of the six times to the te-saki.

 

"Fukuro-obi" length

 

 

Let’s see how to match patterns of “rokutu-gara

which the patterns occupy 60 % of the whole of the “fukuro” obi sash.

The length is 4.4 meters. (I recommend over 4.3 meters.)

It has two “garadomari” or borders between the patterns and the plain cloth.

 

The width of obi

 

Are you ready?

First, place the face of your obi to the floor and the tare toward the left.

Take one width of obi.

 

 

Take three times of the width of obi, and pinch there with a clip

Do the same thing, and pinch there as the place of the six times with another clip.

Fold the obi into half from the clip of the six times to the te-saki.

 

Place te-saki

 

So let’s tie the obi by using a temporary string.

That’s the way not to make a knot. See here.

Any way, put the te-saki on the shoulder temporarily.

Wrap the obi once.

Pull the obi at the back.

 

So let's tie the obi by using a temporary string. That's the way not to make a knot. See here. Any way, put the te-saki on the shoulder temporarily. Wrap the obi once. Pull the obi at the back.

 

Where is the clip pinching at the border of “tare”?

Set the two clips on the place between the left side and the center of the back. (See the black arrows.)

 

Patterns in front

 

Patterns in front

Wrap the obi once more.

How is the front pattern? Is it okay?

The clips in the left photo are on the center of the back.

The clips in the right photo are on the left side. (See the black circle.)

They are different impressions.

 

The position of te-saki

 

Where is your “te-saki“?

Confirm the position.

 

The position of a pad

 

Place a pad for obi on the line of red (1/3) or the black (1/2).

It depends on the patterns and your height.

 

Matching Patterns

 

Make a double-layered otaiko.

Keep the position of the pad and hang the “tare” down.

The difference of the length should be made 5 cm or more.

Setting the first-coming pattern is easy to make the double layer.

The second is a little bit difficult.

 

Completed "otaiko"

 

“Otaiko” was made.

Are the patterns of “otaiko” and “tare” linking?

(Oops! Wrinkles are on the “otaiko“! Remove them before tying obi!)

 

"Otaiko" was made. Are the patterns of "otaiko" and "tare" linking? (Oops! Wrinkles are on the "otaiko"! Remove them before tying obi!)

 

Patterns not linked are a little bit no good…

So please look for the best way to match patterns of your obi!

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