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Obi-dome


Obi-dome

Obi-dome is an accessory of kimono.
It's also called "Pocchiri" by people around Geisha or Maiko in Kyoto.

Passing flat Obi-jime through Obi-dome and tying it.

There are many kind of material of Obi-dome.
For example, coral, jade, ivory, tortoise-shell, shell,
crystal, gold, silver, cloisonne, pottery, glass, and so on.

Basically, it should be worn with casual kimono.
But if it made with jewelry, it can be worn with some formal kimono.
(especially diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald or pearl.)



It's supposed to be an invention of Geisha.

In the latter period of Edo age [1603-1867],
some Geisha adorned their obi with their customer or lover's
metal fittings of Katana (Japanese sword) as vow of love.

After Edo age, Katana was prohibited and artisans of Katana started making Obi-dome.



           Date : Nov/27/2009



Obi-age Obi-jime Obi-dome Han-eri Date-eri




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