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When Obi comes to Lyrias , he wears black underclothes and a white tunic over the top, a fur-lined neck warmer and a cape that covers his right shoulder and arm. Obi continues to utilise the skills and knowledge from his previous line of work to find information to protect Zen , Mitsuhide , and Shirayuki , and to pursue those that seek to harm them and threaten his new lease on life.
It is shown that prior to meeting Zen and company, he maintained no relationships nor friendships that could tie him down, and was considerably more aloof and seldom relied on others for help. However, since being with Zen and company, he is shown to rely on those around him and has the motivation to protect and watch those around him flourish.
Obi has a preference for being alone outside in the night and describes himself as nocturnal. He has unconventional ways of moving around buildings, often preferring to enter through the window or through a balcony rather than through the door. He is a nimble and skilled fighter, able to switch modes of combat quickly from swords to hand-combat with ability to stand on his hands and use his feet to extract and fling his opponents sword away.
He also carries shuriken on his person. Lists the properties that were selected for the utility. Displays the cubes that were selected for the OBI Sizing job. Displays any inactive dimensions that were selected when the OBI job was created. Displays the numbers of months configured for the OBI Sizing job. Displays a Y if the utility was configured to build a central currency and displays an N if not.
If a central currency was selected to be built, the chosen currency code is displayed. The utility can be run for one of the following:. The default is "B" for Blocks and Block Reservations.
Other valid values are "R" for all Reservations or "BR" for both. Select the check box to display any errors that occur while the utility is running. Select to stop the started OBI Sizing job. Select to create a new OBI Sizing job. Select to view the details of the highlighted job.
Select to delete the highlighted job. For a new job, the current business date is populated in the field by default. The use of long sleeves without leaving the underarm open would have hindered movements greatly.
These underarm openings in turn made room for even wider obi. Originally, all obi were tied in the front. Later, fashion began to affect the position of the knot, and obi could be tied to the side or to the back. As obi grew wider the knots grew bigger, and it became cumbersome to tie the obi in the front.
In the end of the 17th century obi were mostly tied in the back. However, the custom did not become firmly established before the beginning of the 20th century.
At the end of the 18th century it was fashionable for a woman's kosode to have overly long hems that were allowed to trail behind when in house. For moving outside, the excess cloth was tied up beneath the obi with a wide cloth ribbon called shigoki obi.
Contemporary kimono are made similarly over-long, but the hems are not allowed to trail; the excess cloth is tied up to hips, forming a fold called ohashori.
Shigoki obi are still used, but only in decorative purposes. The most formal of obi are about to become obsolete. The heavy and long maru obi is nowadays used only by maiko and brides as a part of their wedding outfit. The lighter fukuro obi has taken the place of maru obi. The originally everyday Nagoya obi is the most common obi used today, and the fancier ones may even be accepted as a part of a semi-ceremonial outfit.
The use of musubi , or decorative knots, has also narrowed so that women tie their obi almost solely in the simple taiko musubi , "drum knot". Tatsumura Textile located in Nishijin in Kyoto is a centre of manufacturing today. Founded by Heizo Tatsumura I in the 19th century, it is renowned for making some of the most luxurious obi. The technique Nishijin-ori is intricately woven and can have a three dimensional effect and can cost up to 1 Million Yen.
The "Kimono Institute" was founded by Kazuko Hattori in the 20th century and teaches how to tie an obi and wear it properly. The wide women's obi is folded in two when worn, to a width of about 15 centimetres 5.
It is considered elegant to tie the obi so that the folded width is in harmony with the wearer's body dimensions. Usually this means about a tenth of her height. The full width of the obi is present only in the decorative knot, musubi. A woman's obi is worn in a fancy musubi knot. There are ten ways to tie an obi, and different knots are suited to different occasions and different kimono.
So Hera, who's middle name is revenge,works out a plan to get rid of this abomination.
Some of the more ornate hanhaba obi is made from a former maru obi.