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How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Abracadaver! » Sep 4th, '09, 15:14

I'm not sure if this has shown up elsewhere on the board, but here is a very helpful video via Toru at Artistic Nippon showing how to retie those pesky ribbons on Tomobako:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&hl=ja&v=m7bDq9KuPfo

Enjoy!

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Victoria » Sep 4th, '09, 15:52

Oh sure noooooooow you post this!! After I tie up, or rather try to tie up, about 10 boxes last week. But thanks! :)

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by chamekke » Sep 4th, '09, 16:00

That's a very clear video - thanks for sharing it!

Here's an older thread with links to other online resources, e.g. illustrated step-by-step instructions that can be printed out, plus another video :)

Tomobako - the all-important box for Japanese pottery

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Seeker » Sep 4th, '09, 20:20

Thank you!
That is, well, just so helpful. (couldn't get it right no matter how I tried).
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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Chip » Sep 4th, '09, 21:05

... as long as I do while drinking Japanese tea, it comes out just right. :lol: Thanks for the links, just in case I am ever out ... :shock:

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by chamekke » Sep 5th, '09, 02:08

The nice thing about tying the ribbon is that when the knot is done well, it lies quite flat... so that when you stack one tomobako on top of another, each knot fits into the recess of the base of the box above it. Lovely system!

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Abracadaver! » Sep 5th, '09, 16:04

Chamekke, thanks for putting a link to your original post. I didn't realize that there was a video there, too. :oops:

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by chamekke » Sep 5th, '09, 22:00

Abracadaver! wrote:Chamekke, thanks for putting a link to your original post. I didn't realize that there was a video there, too. :oops:
Please don't feel badly - it's wonderful to see this topic come up again.

And the video whose link you provided is (I think) better than the one from the earlier post ... it's so much easier to see what's going on :)

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Seeker » Nov 24th, '09, 13:20

Thank god for this topic and video!

I have to watch it each time, and pause, restart, pause, okay, yeah, that's it, oops, pause, rewind...

:D

I like the video link posted here in the initial post best.

THANK YOU!

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by BioHorn » Jan 1st, '16, 19:09

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iaNJZbzxoqQ

Kiribako tying of Himokake. Another video to add to the list.

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by blairswhitaker » Jan 1st, '16, 19:40

all right, now it's time for some chatsubo knots!

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Re: How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by chamekke » Jan 2nd, '16, 23:15

blairswhitaker wrote:all right, now it's time for some chatsubo knots!
*head explodes*

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