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Domyo Taka

Kumihimo of Domyo:
Taka-dai and Ayatake-dai

by Issei Yamaoko (Japan)

1976, published by Shufu-no-tomo-sha (Japan)
ISBN 4-07-966719-1
Hard cover, about 155 pages
Out-of-print; hard to find; available only from resellers

For the takadai and ayatakedai
In Japanese

Color plates, instructions in black-and-white. Good black-and-white photos of how
to braid. Most (but not all) color plates have page references to diagrams. Some braids
have only diagrams (no photos). There are black-and-white diagrams that show the color
setup for some of the braids (color names in Japanese).

The back cover is shown in the picture. One reads this book from back to front.

Anglicized braid names courtesy of Michael Hattori.

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 Andagumi 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
2 Ichimai Koraigumi (Nikengumi) 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
3 Tsunegumi (sankengumi) 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
4 Yokengumi 25 flat takadai tbd tbd
5 Sazanami 49 flat takadai tbd tbd
6 Jinaikigumi 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
7 Miminashi Jinaikigumi 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
8 Koraigumi 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
9 Shin Koraigumi 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
10 Ryukogumi 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
11 Unegumi 32 flat takadai tbd tbd
12 Kai no Kuchi 46 flat takadai tbd tbd
13 Kawari Kai no Kuchi 58 flat takadai tbd tbd
14 Kawari Kai no Kuchi 46 flat takadai tbd tbd
15 Kikkogumi 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
16 Surugagumi 26 flat ayatakedai Suruga tbd
17 Kamakuragumi 26 flat ayatakedai Kamakura tbd
18 Ayatakegumi 24 flat takadai tbd tbd
19 Seikaiha Yabane aya 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
20 Nanako Yabane aya 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
21 Seikaiha no Tazuna aya 52 flat takadai tbd tbd
22 Shin Kasane Kimigasode 50 flat takadai tbd tbd
23 Kawari Kasane Kimigasode 50 flat takadai tbd tbd


December 1, 2011


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