Obi-ita are a kind of stiffener that is slid in behind a woman's obi this obi-ita is in the style of those worn with yukata and to kimono during the summer. The lightweight mesh style of this obi-ita is to help the person wearing it keep cool. This obi-ita has a pocket built into it. The lightweight design of this obi-ita means it is not good for using with heavier obi such as a brocade maru or fukuro obi.
- Obi-Ita Condition: Brand New
- Obi-Ita Size: Adult
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The act of putting on a kimono can be compared to art, a dance, or even a sort of ritual. One of the most common misconceptions about Japanese kimono that a complete outfit is composed of only a kimono and obi. In truth, to wear a kimono in a culturally respectful manner there are a variety of accessories that are hidden within the kimono and obi that give the kimono their elegant presentation and form.
The most universal kimono accessories are koshihimo. Koshihimo are the long cords that are used to physically tie a kimono onto a persons body. As a quick rule of thumb the more formal the type of kimono, the more accessories and parts for wearing it.