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There are ten ways to tie an obi, and different knots are suited to different occasions and different kimono. In earlier days, the knots were believed to banish malicious spirits. Shigoki obi are still used, but only in decorative purposes.

These underarm openings in turn made room for even wider obi. Informal obi are narrower and shorter. The heavy and long maru obi is nowadays used only by maiko and brides as a part of their wedding outfit.

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Originally, all obi were tied in the front. Men's and women's obi were similar. Tatsumura Textile located in Nishijin in Kyoto is a centre of manufacturing today.

The use of long sleeves without leaving the underarm open would have hindered movements greatly.

While putting on the obi, especially when without assistance, there is a need for several additional temporary ribbons. The full width of the obi is present only in the decorative knot, musubi.

Men's and women's obi were

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For moving outside, the excess cloth was tied up beneath the obi with a wide cloth ribbon called shigoki obi. The originally everyday Nagoya obi is the most common obi used today, and the fancier ones may even be accepted as a part of a semi-ceremonial outfit. Many Japanese martial arts feature an obi as part of their Gi.

Originally all obi were

As obi grew wider the knots grew bigger, and it became cumbersome to tie the obi in the front.

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