The Hirota Tsumugi Blog
- Hatasho tsumugi from Shiga prefecture/ comb printing kasuri
By Omi merchants from the Edo period, Omi-jofu has became popular across Japan. After the WWⅡ, its technique has adopted to a silk textile, which is about Hatasho tsumugi. Although it is one of newly born tsumugi after the war, its rustic and warm texture, novel design gains much popularity.
Weaving factory is long-established Kawaguchi-orimono, where also produce Omi-jyofu and Omi-chijimi. We, Hirotatsumugi have intimate partnership with Kawaguti-orimono, working together closely various projects.
■ Hatasho tsumugi
Hatasho tsumugi employs comb printing kasuri technique, which is characterized by the ombre kasuri patterns. Its kasuri technique was the traditional method adapted from Omi-jyofu.