Yoshino ori (Yoshino weave)

Yoshino refers to undulating weaves, such as that shown here, that noticeably expand and compress weft threads and alternate colors. The threads are generally rough textured, not smooth.

The obi shown is a hanhaba, or half width, obi. The rough material and narrow width are not used for very formal occasions.

Readers who can explain the Yoshino ori process are encouraged to write in.