Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi
Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi
Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi
Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi
Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi
Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi

Waraizaiku - Iwai-Musubi

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Warazaiku, a craft made of straw, was first mentioned in the genesis story of Japan compiled in 712. Tightly intertwined with agriculture and the Shinto religion, it was traditionally crafted by farmers with the byproduct of rice harvest. Made by coiling the straw between the palms of the craftspeople’s hands, prayers for good fortune are interwoven into the amulet.

They are handwoven by Warazaiku Takubo in Hinokage-cho, close to Takachiho region, where legends say that the grandson of the Shinto sun goddess and mythical ancestress of the Japanese imperial family, descended down with a sheaf of rice - in hopes that Japan is blessed with an abundance of rice.

Thankfully, with his hopes realized, Warazaiku became a craft prevalent amongst farmers to make everyday items, including sandals, food storage, and ornaments. But, with the current use of heavy machinery for rice harvest, the straws are cut too short to be used for this craft. Mr. Yoichiro Kai of Takubo is now preserving this declining art by spending three quarters of the year to prepare the straw - oftentimes facing challenges of the fluctuating and unstable climate of the region.

祝結び (Iwai-musubi) - Translated to “knot of celebration,” this is an amulet for the well-being of your family. Braided with right-twined and left-twined ropes to create a firm knot, it symbolizes the tie of family members.

Our partner, POJ Studios have thoughtfully brought these pieces to us. We believe these are a wonderful ornament for any eclectic home, or a perfect replacement for the Christmas Wreath for those who like to be a bit less traditional.  As the Knot of Celebration, we want to put one in every room....

We supply M size, however please reach out at info@beautiful-robes.com.au if you require other sizes or designs. We are very happy to assist.


MADE BY: Takubo


DIMENSIONS: 55 x 42cm


To ensure your items are received in the best order possible, we will package it accordingly. As a result, there is a small Fragile Shipping Rate applied at checkout.

In this Sizing Chart page, we have 3 ways to look at our sizing. Start at the top - and if you need more, keep scrolling.
If you require any assistance with Sizing, please email us on info@beautiful-robes.com.au.
1. The Basics - Simple Sizing by Dress or Shirt Size
Take a look on the LHS, find your dress or shirt size, and find which kimono would suit and fit you best.
2. Detail for those detail people
kimono size, how should my kimono fit, how to fit a kimono
3. Don't get Analysis Paralysis!
Below we have exact measurements of our garments, so you can see exactly how much wrap and length they have.  These garments are not fitted by exact measurements.  They beauty of them is their flexible fitting nature.  This is purely for your information, but do not try to get this 100% right - no need.
Women Wrap of Fabric (at Waist, Hip & Bust) Length (Collar to Hem) Height of Wearer Fits Dress Sizes
Jacket Kimono 132cms or 53" 87cm or 35" unlimited Up to US 10/ AUS 14 UK 14 
Short Kimono 134cms or 54" 105cms or 42" unlimited Up to US 10/ AUS 14 UK 14 
Long Kimono 153cms or 61" 142cms or 56" min height 5'2" or 155cms Up to US 18/ AUS 20/ UK 20
Plus Size Kimono 178cms or 71" 142cms or 56" min height 5'2" or 155cms More than US 18/ AUS 20/ UK 20
Men Wrap of Fabric (at Waist & bust) Length (Collar to Hem) Height of Wearer Fits Shirt Sizes
Haori Jacket 132cms or 53" 87cm or 35" unlimited Up to XXL
Short Kimono 142cms or 56" 112cms or 45" unlimited Up to XXXL
Long Kimono 168cms or 67" 145cms or 58" min height 5'5" or 165cms Up to XXXL
Plus Size Kimono 188cms or 75" 155cms or 62" min height 5'5" or 165cms ABOVE XXXL



Feeling the Love


Gorgeous robe that feels so fresh and luxurious when I wear it, the colour is gorgeous and the robe is so comfortable, just love these robes I bought 2 and one for Mum :)

Manly, NSW

New Cowboy Attire: Finally, a light & airy robe for hot, humid summer evenings. I am 6 ft., 250 lbs & the Plus size Cotton Kimono was large enough to go around me and down to my feet. I haven't seen anything even close to this robe from other high end retailers. Five stars!

Roger B
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