This is a luxurious Fukuro obi
with a design of gavel, scroll, 'matsu'(pine tree) and 'fuji' (wisteria) on lattice, which is embroidered.
'Raden'(design in mother-of-pearl inlay) foils are added on main parts and they are fantastically shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The obi has one side patterned at the front part when it is tied.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), Maegara will show.
This item is by Taizo Kai, one of the famous Raden craftsman.
It has a couple of flaws such as prominent folding lines.
Please check detail photos.
However, there is not very serious damage for tying.
Please enjoy this gorgeous design perfect for celebratory occasions!