Fukuro Obi

The Fukuro Obikimono sash, created in the late 1920’s is slightly less formal than the Maru obi, but is the most formal obi in use today. The length of the Fukuro obi is the same but is slightly narrower than the Maru obi and is constructed without a stiffener. The beautiful patterns are only on one side of the Fukuro and often times covered only sixty percent of the piece. Even with the construction differences with the Fukuro and Maru obi, when worn they can hardly be distinguished from one another. The Fukuro obi today is worn for the most formal occasions.