|Kanji, Kana & Pronunciation|
|(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
|Please note these measurements are average measurements and can vary, especially with antique pieces.|
Images of tenga obi (maybe 3-4)
Tenga obi are able to be worn with just about any kind of kimono because they're formal obi, from semi-formal komon to furisode
|Tomesode (Kuro & Iro)||Yes|
|This is a general recomendation and may vary according to individual situations.|
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)
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