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Revision as of 13:08, 28 April 2011

Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation
Romaji Tenga
Kanji 典雅
Kana てんが
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(adj-na,n) grace; elegance; refined; classic
The term "tenga" as used to describe an obi is rather new. This obi type is not as common as the others. 

Tenga means "elegance, refined, classic" in Japanese.


  • look like narrow fukuro obi
  • fancy, elegant design/motifs
  • metallic threads used in a classy (not gaudy, like for dance) way
  • usually celebratory motifs
  • likely to be silk

It's not a maru obi sewn in half, but I guess you could treat one of those the same way/formality

Compare to an "oshare/kobukuro" hanhaba width obi & an odori obi to show the difference

Obi Measurements
Width 16cm
Length 4m
Please note these measurements are average measurements and can vary, especially with antique pieces.

Obi Examples

Images of tenga obi (maybe 3-4)


Can be worn with just about any kind of kimono b/c they're formal obi, from semi-formal komon to furisode

Example Musubi

Anything that you can tie with a hanhaba obi you should be able to tie with a tenga obi.

You can use two tenga obi at once to create a more voluminous bow. (example)

Relevant Threads/Discussion

Author & Contributors

Author/s: Iyolin (IG Username)

Contributors: Naomi Graham Hormozi (Immortal Geisha (IG Username))