Obi fascinate me. No matter how hard I try, I cannot master, or even come close to, tying an obi. I've attended demonstrations, watched DVDs and have even had one fitted on me, but it still remains as one of life's mysteries. It wasn't until I went along to a kimono fashion parade at the Nishijin Textile Centre in Kyoto that I appreciated the range and complexities of this art.
See what I mean?