Osaka Maiko Yachiyo showing her Obi 1900 by Blue Ruin1 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Although her obi (sash) looks at first like it is tied in the fukura-suzume musubi (puffed sparrow knot), I think that it is in fact a version of the tateya musubi (standing arrow knot), called “ya giccha” (やぎっちゃ) in the Osaka-ben dialect or “ya yoshiya” (矢吉弥) in standard Japanese, which seems to loosely translate as “Fortunate House Arrow” knot. This style of knot was commonly worn by Osaka maiko (apprentice geisha) at this time.
See: 391.blog.eonet.jp/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/19/2008081…

Osaka Maiko Yachiyo showing her Obi 1900 by Blue Ruin1 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Although her obi (sash) looks at first like it is tied in the fukura-suzume musubi (puffed sparrow knot), I think that it is in fact a version of the tateya musubi (standing arrow knot), called “ya giccha” (やぎっちゃ) in the Osaka-ben dialect or “ya yoshiya” (矢吉弥) in standard Japanese, which seems to loosely translate as “Fortunate House Arrow” knot. This style of knot was commonly worn by Osaka maiko (apprentice geisha) at this time.

See: 391.blog.eonet.jp/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/19/2008081…