February 17, 2024

Obijime cord (帯締め) is one of the essential elements of the Japanese female kimono, which is tied on the kimono sashes in order to prevent the costume from coming undone. There are three kinds of obijime cords: “round cord,” “square cord” and “flat cord.” The cords are braided, based on Japan’s traditional clothing art traditions.

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