Haramaki

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    How the Japanese stay warm in the winter.
    More about haramaki here: Blue Lotus

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    1. okamesuke2000 113 months ago | reply

      Aren't red ones supposed to be lucky or something?

    2. Danakochan 113 months ago | reply

      hm... sounds a bit , er , fattening? Doesn't it make you look thick in the middle? (Not that I would need any help in that department!)Danako

    3. Blue Lotus 113 months ago | reply

      Yes, and I really want a red one! This was hot pink though.

      It's actually fairly thin, so it shouldn't add much. Trouble is that it slowly rides up (and down) and by the end of the day it's all bunched up and does inteed add a bit of bulk. So I mostly wear it around the house.

    4. NowPublic 100 months ago | reply

      This photograph appears in a NowPublic news story: www.nowpublic.com/belly_warmers_grandmas_haramaki_gets_a_....

    5. princess_of_llyr 100 months ago | reply

      Amy, any idea how I can get myself one of these, despite living in the US? I'm always cold too....

    6. Blue Lotus 99 months ago | reply

      I'm afraid I have no idea! Maybe we could work out some kind of trade?

    7. anonymousorama 99 months ago | reply

      I too read the article in ping, then i went to the fabric store and bought some stretch fleece and after 10 minutes of experimentation had myself a cute haramaki ! it took 3/8 of a yard and two seams, and because the fabric was a remnant, it cost under $1. it works great and stays put. i love it!!!

    8. princess_of_llyr 99 months ago | reply

      Amy, I'd love to trade! What do you have in mind? Feel free to PM me! :)

    9. Blue Lotus 99 months ago | reply

      Anonymousorama,
      Cool. I wish I had a sewing machine!

      Princess of llyr, will do!

    10. Mother Three 97 months ago | reply

      I make my own too, but now I need to put a pocket in them. That's awesome.

    11. Blue Lotus 96 months ago | reply

      I never actually use the pocket for anything, but it sure is cute.

    12. domesticali 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Haramaki heaven, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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