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How to Tie a Tomobako/Pottery Box

by Abracadaver! » Sep 4th 09 7:14 pm

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 7:52 pm

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 8:00 pm

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 5th 09 12:20 am

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 5th 09 1:05 am

... 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 6:08 am

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 8:04 pm

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 6th 09 2:00 am

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 6:20 pm

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 2nd 16 12:09 am

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 2nd 16 12:40 am

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 3rd 16 4:15 am

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