Japanese Tag

  • Object: Obi (Japanese Kimono Obi)

    Object: Obi (Japanese Kimono Obi)

    Oct 01, 2018

    What is an ‘obi’? This item is an obi (oh-bee), a large sash used in traditional Japanese clothing for women. The obi functions as the tie used to keep traditional Japanese robes, known as kimono (kee-moh-no) secured in place. The [...]

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  • Object: Obi

    Object: Obi

    Sep 27, 2018

    Photo via: National Museum of Denmark @ Flickr Commons, WikiMedia Commons This garment is called an obi and it first appeared in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185). It was first designed as a narrow sash that was used as [...]

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  • Object: Toy (Filipino Jeepney Bus)

    Object: Toy (Filipino Jeepney Bus)

    Sep 27, 2018

    Map via: United States Department of Energy, WikiMedia Commons This is a toy bus that is modeled after a Filipino Jeepney which is a mode of public transportation in the Philippines. The bus is made out of tin and is [...]

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