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Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
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Antique pink and turquoise yabane obijime.
Romaji Obijime
Kanji 帯締め
Kana おびじめ
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(n) obi cord

Obijime are used to keep the obi from untying as well as accenting the kimono style. They come in two basic types - stuffed cloth kukehimo and braided silk thread kumihimo - both tubular or flat.



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Obijime Examples

Formality & TPO

Round obijime are more formal than flat cords. Plain, solid colors are more formal than patterned. The color black is usually only limited to mourning.

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Author/s: Erica Pai (Iyolin (IG Username))

Contributors: Naomi Graham Hormozi (Immortal Geisha (IG Username)), C. Law (claw789 (IG Username))