After watching and re-watching the videos I finally decided to get started. One of my problems has been understanding the Hira Kongoh moves in the efficient way that Makiko has shown us. I have made my first few sections using the ‘less efficient’ approach. Also, my braid as compared to Makiko’s photo do not seem to have the same curved look to them. Before I continue maybe there is some advice on what I may be missing or doing wrong. Maybe counter weight? Thank you.