How to dress an obi
Ribbon-musubi of Heko-obi
Heko-obi is softer than Hanhaba-obi and anyone can tie it easily in the manner of Ribbon-musubi.
However, there is a variety of materials for Heko-obi, flexible, soft, and so on.
After wearing Yukata, it looks different depending on the type o fHeko-obi. Let's practice in advance.
The Ribbon-musubi shown in the photo is made with a flexible Obi. With a soft one, it waves lambently.
As well as a Ribbon-musubi, you can tie Bunko-musubi for different style.
|1. Place the centre of the obi in front, cross on the back, pull tightly, bring both ends in front.||2. Tie it once in front. Again, pull tightly not to come loose.|
|3. Make a bowknot.
First, make a loop with the end of right side.
|4. Take down the looped end to the left, put the left side obi on it.|
|5. Pass the obi on top through the knot.
With a knot tied as thin as possible, you can make a floaty cute ribbon
|6. Tie the obi tight to prevent the knot from coming loose. Adjust the size of both loops to be balanced.|
|7. Rotate the obi clockwise.
Straighten the front.
If you are not happy with the front side crumpled, use an Obi-ita to make it neat.
|8. After adjusting the size of both loops, if the length of the ends is different, pass the longer one from below the ribbon upwards and cover the knot flowingly.|