Types of Obi belt and how to choose

Obi sash, important part of kimono cloth

 

kimono obi japanese cloth

 

An obi is an accessory for fixing clothes by winding around the waist from above the kimono. However, the combination with the traditional Japanese clothing is also important, as it is much wider and longer than the belt. The history of the Obi is said to be older than that of kimono, and for samurai, it is a place to put their swords and for women, it was a clothing item to claim personality.

 

 

There are various colors and patterns in the obi, and it is a pleasure to choose from them, but first you need to know that there are 3 types. It is serious if you made a wrong combination with kimono!


Tree types of Obi

 

The names of the Obi are distinguished by length and width, and it is related to the kimono to be matched. 

 

Check the types of traditional Japanese clothing!

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Fukuro-obi

 

Japanese Silk Obi of orange gold thread (Lucky sign pattern)

Size: About 430cm (169.3inch) × about 31cm (12.2inch)

 

Kimono:Tomesode, Homongi, and Furisode

 

Fukuro-obi is commonly used for a formal dress.

 

 

Nagoya-obi

 

KYOETSU Women's Japanese Kimono Obi Belt Nagoyaobi Washable KS6 (B.purple)

 

Size: About 360cm (141.7inch) × about 30cm (11.8inch)

 

Kimono:Komon and Tsumugi

 

Nagoya-obi is mainly used for kimono in casual wear.

 

 

Hanhaba-obi

 

KYOETSU Women's Obi Belt for Yukata Kimono Plain Reversible (Cherry/yellow)

 

Size: About 360-400cm (141.7-157.5inch) × about 17cm (6.7inch)

 

Kimono:Tsumugi and Yukata

 

This is perfect for casual occasions because design and ways of tying are diversified.

 

 

 

How to choose color?

 

There are many colors, so you may have no idea which one to choose. In such a case, please refer to the next points. I will introduce the case of Yukata.

 

If you want to know how to tie Obi

 

 

Standard

 

Using a color of the pattern on the Yukata

 

For example…

 

KYOETSU Women's Elegance Yukata 3 Piece Set (Yukata/Obi/Geta sandals) (XX-Small (Japan Size S), FM-16(Obi Turquoise))

Blue-Green

Check this one

 

 

 

 

KYOETSU Women's Cute Yukata 3 Piece Set (Yukata/Obi/Geta sandals) (X-Small (Japan Size L), FM-8(Obi Red))

Red

Check this one

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimura Jitsugyo Women's Kyoto Traditional Easy Wearing Kawaii Yukata Robe(Japanese Casual Kimono) Full Set 4 Pastel & Apricot18 Woman

Yellow

Check this one

 

 

 

 

Effect color

 

Using accent color

 

For example…

 

 

Kimura Jitsugyo Women's Kyoto Traditional Easy Wearing Kawaii Yukata Robe(Japanese Casual Kimono) Full Set 4 White & Bush Clover 17 Woman

Red on white

Check this one

 

 

 

 

Kimura Jitsugyo Women's Kyoto Traditional Easy Wearing Kawaii Yukata Robe(Japanese Casual Kimono) Full Set 4 Green & Ferris Wheel 25 Woman

Yellow on blue and green

Check this one

 

 

 

KYOETSU Women's Cute Yukata 3 Piece Set (Yukata/Obi/Geta sandals) (XX-Small (Japan Size S), FM-15(Obi Wine Red))

Purple on light blue

Check this one

 

 

 

 

Light color with brilliant pattern

 

Using light color for kimono with brilliant pattern

 

For exapmle…

 

 

Kimura Jitsugyo Women's Kyoto Traditional Easy Wearing Kawaii Yukata Robe(Japanese Casual Kimono) Full Set 4 Black & Lily Woman 15 Woman

White with flowers

Check this one

 

 

 

Kimura Jitsugyo Women's Kyoto Traditional Easy Wearing Kawaii Yukata Robe(Japanese Casual Kimono) Full Set 4 Navy & Goldfish 24 Woman

Pink with goldfishes

Check this one

 

 

 

You can choose Obi from here

KYOETSU Women’s Obi Belt for Yukata Kimono Plain Reversible

KYOETSU Men’s Japanese Kaku Obi Kimono belt Cotton 

 

 

 

 

 

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