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(tools for putting on)
Obi-makura is a tool for putting kimono on.
"Makura" means "pillows".
It's used by women and girls only.
Wrapping Obi-makura with Obi-age and putting it onto your back with obi.
After tying cords at your front, shove tied cord into inside of Obi-ita.
It's used basically when obi is tied in Otaiko-musubi.
It's supposed to be an invention of Geisha.
In the last years of Edo age [1603-1867],
Obi-age was born in Fukagawa in Edo (present Tokyo).
The inventor is Geisha in Fukagawa who are called "Tatsumi Geisha".
When they invented "Otaiko Musubi / Taiko Musubi",
Obi-makura and Obi-age were born together.
Obi-makura's function is to keep obi's shape neatly.
Obi-age's function is to hide and support Obi-makura.
Date : Nov/27/2009, Nov/29/2009
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