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Obi-makura


Obi-makura

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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