Different time periods of history have had differing viewpoints on the female form, including widespread use of corsets throughout European history up to the Victorian era. The Japanese kimono can be considered a very elaborate form of binding, although the obi (belt) goes around the lower torso, the chest is bound by the sarashi.

Different time periods of history have had differing viewpoints on the female form, including widespread use of corsets throughout European history up to the Victorian era. The Japanese kimono can be considered a very elaborate form of binding, although the obi (belt) goes around the lower torso, the chest is bound by the sarashi.

Obi by National Living Treasure, Shogyo Oba, Japan

Obi by National Living Treasure, Shogyo Oba, Japan

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#kimono as art by Itchiku Kubota

#kimono as art by Itchiku Kubota

Kimono as art by Itchiku Kubota

Kimono as art by Itchiku Kubota

Nagoya obi used for OTAIKO musubi (drum bow), with a twist at the top? ! Please comment if you know the name and/or know of a video showing how to tie it! :) !

Nagoya obi used for OTAIKO musubi (drum bow), with a twist at the top? ! Please comment if you know the name and/or know of a video showing how to tie it! :) !

Japanese kimono textile

Japanese kimono textile

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