How To Tie a Women's Obi - Hira Obi


*There are many ways to wear Hira-Obi. This is the most easy basic way to tie the Obi.

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1. Take about 16" from one Obi end and fold it         2. While holding Tesaki, wrap the Obi around
    in half. Hold this end on your left. This part             the waist 2 times.
    is called Tesaki. Hold the other side called
    Taresaki on your right.             

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3. Fold the Taresaki to make a triangle shape.          4. Tie Tesaki and Taresaki together. Make
    It should be narrower towards left. 
                        sure to tie the way which the Tesaki will                                                                                    come up.

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5. Bring Tesaki to the upper center and bring          6. Open up the Taresaki.
    Taresaki to the lower center. Make the
    vertical line.           
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7. Bring the Taresaki from the center to the           8. Decide the Bow (Ribbon) length and fold
    right and fold to the front.                                      in the rest.
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9. Bring down the Tesaki over the folded               10. Pull up the Tesaki behind the  Taresaki.
    Taresaki. Slide the Tesaki underneath the
    Taresaki in the center.                                                      
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11. Roll up the Tesaki end towards you.             12. Insert the rolled up Tesaki behind
                                                                                 Obi. Fix the Ribbon shape.
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13. While inhaling, move the bow towards                 ***** DEKIAGARI *****
the back (clockwise) .