Hand Braided Japanese Kimono Tie (Obi-jime)

This summer in Kyoto, Japan is super hot and humid.
I really miss NL and PEI, Canada’s summer.

Even this weather, I do have tours sometimes.
In the tour, we go to a food market.
In the market, I found a great second hand kimono store.

Because Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan over 1,000 years, imperial family and all the high position people of the country and their family was living in Kyoto.

Now a days, we wear Kimono only a special occasion, like wedding ceremony, coming of age ceremony, and tea ceremony, so people sell good quality Kimono to a second hand kimono store.

Last time I went to the store with beautiful ladies guests from Saudi Arabia, they bought Obijime (decorative string used to hold a kimono sash in place), then they said they’ll use it for their close for belts, or strings for bags.

I thought it’s a great idea, and I myself bought some and used for my summer dress like this.

It’s so nice to see traditional Japanese closes used for something else.
I thought it’s a great idea to use Obijime for something else, I post them to Esty. I don’t know how it works, but let’s see 😉


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