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Bamboo obi

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:11 am

Cloverrain

Hi everyone,

I hope someone can help me with this one.

I was thinking of buying this obi

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But I am not sure of the seasonality. I was hoping for all seasons but it looks a bit like this one might be autumn/winter. Any thoughts??

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Re: Bamboo obi

Post by Hikari » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:11 am

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Bamboo is mainly a winter motif but is is an auspicious motif as well so the wearability can IMO be stretched for the whole awase season :) It is a very, very nice obi! :lovelove

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Re: Bamboo obi

Post by Hikari » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:12 am

utsusemi

In a summer edition of "nanaoh" I have seen a list of patterns for summer and among other motifs: goldfish, kingfisher, ajisai, ships, uchiwa, there was also bamboo. I think its an all year round motif.
It is difficult to judge from a picture, but I agree with stepan san you can wear this obi during the whole awase season.

About seasonality. I was quite surprised to see a lined haori with shell pattern. So things are not written in stone.

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Re: Bamboo obi

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:12 am

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I have a couple of bamboo patterned summer kimono, I suppose it depends on the weave. This obi looks quite thick, lined, and it rich in colour so I'd lean towards the colder months - but I wouldn't worry too much, if you love it!

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Re: Bamboo obi

Post by ainokimono » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:12 am

It seems to me that the bamboo is shaped into a tatewaku pattern. Tatewaku can represent steam, presumably from oncoming warm spring temperatures and so could be considered a spring motif. Since your obi is lined and such a rich red, and the pattern hints at spring, I propose that it would be suitable for mid-to-late winter.

It's a lovely obi - the color and pattern make it very versatile :lovelove

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Re: Bamboo obi

Post by IG Team » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:13 am

Cloverrain

Thanks everyone :lovelove
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I bought it and I'll consider it as a winter motive, though I might take seasonality a bit less strickt if I find something I really want to wear it with :)

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