Kimono

Article taken from Japan Store

In a previous article I wrote about a part of the Kimono known as Obi, the sash used to tie a kimono. In that article I discussed the different kinds of Obi that exist, their history and the way they are tied as well as what that meant in terms of meaning and culture. For example, in the Edo period some people had the knot of their sash tied at the front but over time they started tying it at the back. In comparison to women, the Obi for men is a lot simpler and requires just a simple knot, yet still it is amazing how for both genders this part of the kimono is far more complex than it first appears….(continue)

 

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