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How to make a Kai no Kuchi musubi


This is the most common knot for men regardless of age. Suitable for any outfit from yukata to kuromontsuki (highest formal outfit) ensemble but easily loosened so do not use when wearing a hakama.

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check The left and the right ends are different, one is folded. It does not matter if the folded part is to the left or to the right.
According to Motoji Otoko Kimono the final result of this obi knot should be a 1 (wide part) to 2 (small part) ratio for a chic appearance.
This ratio does not seem to be often used in practice looking at the images and video's posted but wouldn't it be nice to take that extra stylish step ?
kai no kuchi knot ratio



how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi

The original Japanese page where these images came from can be found at http://homepage2.nifty.com/910/yumi2/d03_02f.html [ Center of the Circle ] (site not found anymore)


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The original Japanese page where these images came from can be found at 男のきもの指南


how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 1
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 2
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 3
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 4
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 5
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 6
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 7
how to make a kai no kuchi knot with obi step 8

The original Japanese page where these images came from can be found at Yukata kitsuke



Sometimes a video can explain better than words and drawings can convey.

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