Saturday, 18 February 2012

Obi and obijime

To wear  a kimono is an art and is almost impossible, if not well trained, to do it on your own, it need the skilled help of an expert. This is an obi, the heavy silk sash to decorate the kimono as a belt and tight in a different variety of bows, usually women's obi are 30cm. wide and 4 m. long, for men are thinner, about 8 to 10 cm. The string in the picture, is the obijime and is used to help the obi to remains in place and is always in contrasting colours with the obi, the Japanese have a straordinary good taste for colours, ofthen surprising for us and very attractives and harmonious.