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Vogue Kakudai

Kaku-dai Braids

by Mitsuko Harano (Japan)

Sometimes called "the green book" or "the Vogue kakudai book"

1979, published by Nihon Vogue (Japan)
ISBN unknown
Soft cover, about 86 pages
No longer in print; somewhat hard to find; may be available from resellers

For the kakudai
In Japanese

Color plates, black-and-white diagrams with an accent color, black-and-white photos.
46 braids are in the color plates, but many are different color combinations of the
same braid.

Diagrams for 22 braids, four to twenty tama. Some are in the "Essence" book; others
are not. It is interesting to note the braid names usually differ from those in the
"Essence" book. Some braids are worked differently, although the structure is the same.

Anglicized braid names courtesy of Michael Hattori.

The sequence numbers in the list below are the order of the braids in the book. They
do not correspond to the numbers that link the braids in the color plates with the
diagrams.

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 Suzuna 4 round kakudai Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
2 Komochi Suzuma 4 round kakudai Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
3 Mugi no Sui Taisai 8 flat kakudai Narabi Yotsu Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
4 Janome 4 round kakudai Kusari Yotsu Gumi Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
5 Mugi no Sui 8 round kakudai Narabi Yotsu Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
6 Manzai Taisai 8 square kakudai Kaku Yatsu tbd
7 Edo Taisai 8 round kakudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
8 Manzai 8 square kakudai Kaku Yatsu Kaku Yatsu
9 Edo 8 round kakudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
10 Edogawari 8 round kakudai Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
11 Edogawari (nagari) 8 round kakudai Edo Yatsu Nagari Edo Yatsu
12 Uzushio 8 round kakudai Kamogawa Edo Yatsu
13 Tsukao 8 round kakudai Tsukao tbd
14 One 8 round kakudai Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
15 Tsuzumi 12 round kakudai Tsuzumi tbd
16 Takenaruko Moyo 16 round kakudai Ajiro 16 tbd
17 Naruko Moyo 20 flat kakudai Ajiro 20 tbd
18 Takenaruko 16 round kakudai Maru Kara tbd
19 Naruko 20 flat kakudai Naruko tbd
20 Yosenami 12 round kakudai Maru Ajiro 12 tbd
21 Nara 16 tbd kakudai Nara tbd
22 Kara-ume 20 round kakudai Kara Ume tbd


September 17, 2011


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