The Kumihimo Companion

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Round Rack

Kumihimo in Japan
The Round Rack

by Hoko Tokoro (Japan)

1983, Copyright held by Ogaki UNESCO Association, Ogaki, Japan
ISBN unknown
Soft cover, about 83 pages
Out-of-print, but copies are sometimes available from resellers

For the marudai
In English

Interesting in that some of the terminology used is likely direct translations
of Japanese words, and is not commonly used by today's English-speaking braiders.

Shows how to make the braids listed below. Also shows how to make a number
of decorative knots.

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 Yotsu Gumi 4 round marudai Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
2 Fugi Yotsu Gumi 4 round marudai Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
3 Yatsu Gumi 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
4 Kaku Yatsu Gumi 8 square marudai Kaku Yatsu tbd
5 Hira Yatsu Gumi 8 flat marudai Hira Yatsu X tbd
6 Kusari Yotsu Gumi 8 flat marudai Shippou tbd
7 Kawari Yatsu Gumi 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
8 Takewaku Ply 12 round marudai Takewaku tbd
9 Kakusugi Ply (12) 12 flat marudai Ayasugi Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
10 Kakusugi Ply (16) 16 flat marudai Ayasugi 16 Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
11 Higakimon Ply 12 flat marudai Higakimon tbd
12 Polka dot Ply 12 flat marudai Edo Genji I tbd
13 Kongo Ply 16 round marudai Kongoh Z 16 Kongoh
14 Marugenji Ply 16 round marudai Maru Sugi Variation Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
15 Tsukushi Ply 16 round marudai Tsukushi 16 tbd
16 Oimatsu Ply 16 round marudai Oimatsu 16 tbd
17 Mitake Ply 16 flat marudai Mitake tbd
18 Marukara Gumi 16 round marudai Maru Kara tbd
19 Suehiro Ply 16 flat marudai Suehiro tbd
20 Nara Ply 16 round marudai Nara Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
21 Sazanami Ply 24 flat marudai Sasanami 24 Variation Sasanami
22 Kara Gumi 24 flat marudai Kara Kumi 24 Variation tbd
23 Kiku Kara Gumi 24 flat marudai Kiku Kara 24 Variation tbd
24 Kotoji Ply 24 flat marudai Kotoji 24 Variation Kotoji
25 Hiragenji Ply 24 flat marudai Hira Genji 24 tbd
26 Sakuragenji Ply 24 flat marudai Sakura Genji 24 tbd
27 Naiki Ply 24 round marudai Naiki 24 Edo Yatsu
28 Kakugenji Ply 28 square marudai Kaku Genji 28 tbd
29 Shingenji Ply 28 flat marudai Shin Genji Variation tbd
30 Kuretaki Ply 24 round marudai Kongoh Kaeshi 24 Kongoh
31 Kanmuriuchi 16 16 flat marudai Yurugi tbd
32 Kanmuriuchi 24 24 flat marudai Yurugi 24 tbd

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