COUSIN-Kumihimo Starter Set. Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding using a loom and means Gathered Thread. These are a modern version of this loom, used to create round or flat braided ropes. These braids can be created with a variety of cords and threads, and are often beaded, to create a variety of beautiful beaded jewelry. This package contains one round or square Kumihimo Disk, sixteen yards of 1.5mm cord in four colors, one weight, findings to make two bracelets and detailed instructions. Imported.