There are many different types of obi knots for furisode, and they all look so gorgeous that it is hard to decide which one to choose.
The greatest charm of furisode lies in the variety of obi knot arrangements. Of course, there are simple knots as well.
One of the best parts of wearing furisode is enjoying the way to tie the knot you like or the way that suits you best.
There are many basic knots and elaborate knots arranged based on those basics, etc. Only furisode can be enjoyed so much with obi knots. Once you have the basic bunko knot down, the best part of wearing furisode is trying out little by little different arrangements. There are many types of arrangements, and new arrangements are created by combining the basics. Try your hand at the world of cute obi knots that are only possible with furisode.
Basic Bunko Knot
The bunko knot is a standard knot characterized by its ribbon-like shape.
It is neat and compact, and the obi knot is not too assertive, giving a clean and neat impression.
The bunko knot can be made to look different even by slightly changing the way the ribbon-like wings on both sides hang down,
Even if you usually wear the bunko knot in yukata, it is interesting to try it again in furisode (long-sleeved kimono).
Although the bunko knot for furisode is compact, it still has a strong presence that is as strong as that of furisode because it is made with a fukuro obi.
The back of the kimono looks like it has a ribbon on its back, so it is not only neat and tidy, but also gives a cute impression!
Arrange freely! Obi Knot Arrangements
This is a bunko knot where the feathers on one side are doubled up and the lining is shown on the other side.
It is an easy and unique variant that gives a slightly modern impression.
When making the feathers, the obi is taken in layers like folds to create the shape of a flower.
The number and size of the folds can greatly change the impression.
When making a bunko knot, feathers are pulled out from the bottom as well.
The number of feathers increases from two to four, which gives it more volume and makes it more gorgeous.
The feathers are made asymmetrically, and the excess is used to create folds to form a rose.
Depending on how the asymmetry is made, the position of the rose will also change, which is the key to this arrangement.
Smaller feathers are tied together like a drum to create a kinchaku (purse) style knot.
Since it is tied in the style of a drum, it does not fall apart when sitting on a chair and is less tiring, so it is recommended for use at ceremonies and seated parties.
There are many other cute odd knots
By combining the application of asymmetry, the creation of folds, and the creation of feathers, the bunko obi can be used in many other odd knots. It is fun to do some research and try to make your own.
The charm of obi knots is that you can make them as gorgeous as you like, depending on the arrangement.
It is also possible to add your own original arrangements, so you can enjoy trying different arrangements each time you wear it.
There is no correct answer to the obi knot.
Tie it freely.
Why not pursue beauty that is beautiful no matter where it is viewed from?