Obi: Fashion Complexity At Its Best
Obi: Fashion Complexity At Its Best - Japan Talk
This extends the term obi used for Japanese clothing; it is written with the same kanji. Many books in Japan are supplied with an obi , which is normally added outside any dust jacket. However, a book in a slipcase may have an obi around the slipcase. In English, the term belly-band is sometimes used instead. The term is also used for a strip that is looped over one side usually on the left or folded over the top of LP albums released in Japan, and folded over the left side of music CDs , video games , LaserDiscs , or DVDs. This is also called tasuki. Obi are unique to Japan and are used to provide the title of the product, track listings if applicable , price, catalog number and information on related releases in Japanese.