I was bored so I began practicing kitsuke the other day. I pulled out my nagoya obi, which really is a little small, but I was determined to make it work! I got it looking pretty nice, I think. Personally, I was very happy with my first real attempt at making a good otaiko. Sucks that the pictures are crappy, but I've just been taking them off of my computer in a really poorly lit dorm room. It's sad we can't get better lighting, and on top of all that, I only have one small window off of the porch, so the building blocks nearly all of the sunlight.
Anyway, I would love opinions if you have them, but please be constructive, not cruel! :)