An OBI is a paper strip which is usually wrapped around the left corner of the LPs or the CDs. The purpose of the OBI is mainly for the translation of the title into Japanese and to give additional information on the product. See our OBILand? Section for more information about OBIs. Obi-strips are very rare on Japanese items dating from before the late 1960s. Related Links: Electric OBILand
A long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the torso and tied at the back with a special bow. Depending on the social occasion, there are obi of varying lengths, widths and materials. There are also different types of bows used for different occasions.
A decorative band design, stitched or wrapped around the equator, which divides one half from the other.