Tag Archives: fukuro

Back in the groove


I’ve been buying kimono again, for the first time this year. I’ve been on a bit of a splurge lately. The reason was that someone asked me if I still buy kimono, which made me realise I hadn’t bought one since around July 2013, nearly a year ago. How strange, I thought. I was busy organising a mini exhibition of… Read more »

Playing with obis


Here are my first attempts at tying a taiko musubi. Not bad for a beginner, I think. I don’t normally kitsuke – dress in kimono Japanese style – but on Saturday it was pouring it down with rain, so I thought I’d give it a try. I have in a few fukuro obis, bought for display – they normally hang… Read more »

Obi fabric


My new obi fabric arrived yesterday – can’t wait to turn it into a ‘fake’ obi. I bought this bit of obi fabric on Ebay last week for a couple of dollars and it arrived in the post yesterday. My plan is to cut it in half lengthways, join the two bits together and add a velcro closure, to create… Read more »