The "Ironing Board" without the Iron. Actually, it's better described as a "drying board", I suppose. The wet kimono was "stuck" to the board, and the water smoothed down by hand from top to bottom. The shape was carefully preserved, preventing any odd "stretching" in any one direction, and it was dried in place -- or at least until dry enough to be removed and carefully hung in another place that would hasten drying on both sides, and prevent str...

The "Ironing Board" without the Iron. Actually, it's better described as a "drying board", I suppose. The wet kimono was "stuck" to the board, and the water smoothed down by hand from top to bottom. The shape was carefully preserved, preventing any odd "stretching" in any one direction, and it was dried in place -- or at least until dry enough to be removed and carefully hung in another place that would hasten drying on both sides, and prevent str...

SHOW ME THE OBI ! -- Famous Geisha TERUHA Starting to "Wrap Things Up" by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

SHOW ME THE OBI ! -- Famous Geisha TERUHA Starting to "Wrap Things Up" by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

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