The Technical Effect of Using Kumihimo Disk to Make Braids, Compared to Using Marudai

  • Akiko KimuraEmail author
  • Makiko Tada
  • Noriyuki Kida
  • Yuka Takai
  • Akihiko Goto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 793)


In the previous study, we learned two important points from the skill of the expert, the angle of the strands on Marudai and the heights of the strands from Marudai. There were four non-experts and two experts. Two non-experts had practice with paying attention to the angle of the strands while braiding; and the other two non-experts had practice with paying attention to the height of the strands while braiding. We then understood a third important point from the skill of the expert, sitting position and posture. In these experiments, we analyzed the effects of non-experts to make braids with both the Kumihimo Disk and Marudai. We tested which braiding technique was more effective for a beginner to use first, and then verified the results. Kumihimo Disk is easier to make braids, and we taught its educational benefits to instruct a beginner on the braiding technique.


Kumihimo Disk Marudai Braiding Skill 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akiko Kimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Makiko Tada
    • 2
  • Noriyuki Kida
    • 2
  • Yuka Takai
    • 3
  • Akihiko Goto
    • 3
  1. 1.Kimura WorkshopHirakata-cityJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Osaka Sangyo UniversityDaitoJapan

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