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What is the pillow on the kimono?

I don't know if it is a ridicule or a misunderstanding. Many people in the country call the thing on the kimono belt a "pillow." Since it is a "pillow", it is natural to make people think about it. Just like a relative who once told me about science, it is really easy and unrestrained to let the Japanese take a "pillow" at any time. (Forgive that Xiaobian was a baby who went to elementary school in the past. After many years, I suddenly realized that I didn’t know what to think. I really don’t filthy, not dirty. ⊙ ⊙ 汗 汗) I want to buy a decontamination powder to decontaminate! Although some industries in the island are very developed, the "pillow" on the kimono is really not dirty. What is it? Don't worry, let me tell you slowly. To talk about this "pillow", you must first say that the kimono is "belt" on the waist. 帯 (おび, 带とも), it is said that its history is far older than the history of the clothes itself. In a society where culture is uncivilized, humans want to put the tools of hunting in their waists and fix them with “belts”. The original meaning of "帯びる" in Japanese is "carrying", which shows that the earliest "band" is to carry items on the body. We can see that when the Japanese carry the Japanese sword, they are also inserted in the waist belt. From a practical point of view, the "belt" is also considered to have the role of protecting the lumbar spine, especially in the field of competitive sports, which is widely circulated. Of course, the "band" has also been given a mysterious cultural color. For example, the Japanese folks have circulated the legend that "belt" can bring magical power to the waist (probably the so-called psychological incentive). Of course, more often, people also use "band" as a classification mark. In the history of Japan, the royal family once made a clear grading of the color of the costumes (including the belt), and recently said that in the competition of judo, people use the "belt" to distinguish the relevant segments. (The picture shows the color of the judo belt)

There may be children's shoes to be confused, Xiaobian said so much, what is the relationship between "belt" and the "pillow" on the kimono? To be precise, the correct name for “pillows” is “帯”, or “pillows” are knots made with “belts”.

"Wtf! Tell me that this thing like a pillow and a bag is '帯'"!

Don't worry, let the editors tell you how the witty island people made a rope-like belt like this.

In fact, people initially only wrapped the rope-like belt around the body, which is the practicality of the belt. Of course, the practicality is guaranteed, and naturally the aesthetics should also be considered. In the Edo period, the rope belt was changed to a wide belt. It was originally about 3 or 4 cm wide. Later it gradually widened and became the belt that needs to be folded around the waist today.

However, this kind of wrap method clearly hides the female measurements, which makes the upper and lower general cylindrical body, so the women think of the method of knotting on the belt, and try to tie the knot close to the chest to emphasize the curve. The kimono belt knot is also tied to the front at the beginning, and the knot is also very small. However, the original purpose of the belt is to attract attention, so the bigger the fight, the bigger the point of not seeing the toes, the way to walk like a beer belly, very affecting the appearance. In order to solve the problem of beauty and convenience at the same time, the Japanese woman made a very witty decision: to tie the belt knot to the back. The necklaces, brooches and other decorations that are indispensable to Western women have all been changed into tapes or decorations on other belts, all decorated on the front or back belt. In the end, I achieved the "pillow" that everyone saw today.

The picture above shows Japan's well-known "Nagoya belt", which has a bandwidth of 30 centimeters and a length of 3.6 meters. It is said that Toyotomi Hideyoshi was stationed in Nagoya when he attacked North Korea. At that time, the geisha heads gathered in Nagoya were tied with big hair, wearing small sleeves, and wrapped in a tube-shaped ribbon of two colors of green and red woven by Chinese artisans.

To tell the truth, the people of the island country are still very concerned about the "pillows" and have changed their patterns to show their charm. According to statistics, there are 289 common methods in Japan. And different knots symbolize different meanings and express their beliefs and wishes. Here are a few common "knots":

1, the bird knot び (すずめむすび): As the name suggests, the back is like a pair of skylarks wings.

2, flower knots (はなむすび): a very creative way of knotting, do not know children's shoes have seen it, although it is said to be "flowers", but in fact, it is focused on the performance of the left and right sides of the bow, there is a kind of "butterfly The beauty of love flowers. 3, male knots: men's kimono-specific knotting. 4, library knots (ぶんこむすび): the style is simple and easy to learn, revealing a simple and simple beauty. 5, pteridophyte (ちょうちょうむすび): that is, we call the bow, the knot is more pleated, neat and textured. 6, しだれ桜 び び: Chinese can be translated as "shed cherry knot", the style is very unique, and is related to sakura, probably the meaning is also very beautiful.
7, スイートピー结び: Chinese can be called "pea knot", it is quite like pea flowers, have to sigh the creativity of the island people.

8, アイリス knot: 鸢 tail knot. Does it feel beautiful? Have a kimono's children's shoes, you may wish to try it out, make a beautiful knot!

BY Ming Wangdao editor · Qingfeng