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    2020.12.25
    New year holiday notice
    Hirotatsumugi will be closing from December 27th to January 4th as a new year holiday. We wish you all the best for 2021.  
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    2020.12.21
    A Disappearing Craftmanship of “Yuki Tsumugi”
    Yuki tsumugi production consists of a multiple steps, complete division of labor, involving different artisans at different stages. If one of experts retired, it is not replaceable. In this Covid-19 pandemic situation, the production rate has dramatically decreased. We are again about to lose one of precious traditional wisdoms of craftmanship.
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    2020.10.06
    “Hand-woven” fabrics? Different types of weaving looms in Japanese kimono manufactures.
    Various Japanese kimono fabrics are said to be "hand-woven" textiles. Hand-woven fabric reminds you of the image that it's all done by hand where an weaver sits on old-fashioned handloom, throwing a shuttle right and left with a reed beating up the weft yarns one by one. However, that would not be the case to all of "hand-woven" fabrics, because there are various weaving looms exist today and some of them are difficult to be regarded as hand-weaving, although it says it is "hand-woven".
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    2020.05.01
    Ice Cotton Kimono Underwear Fabric, the Most Suitable for A Summer Cloth Face Mask
    In recent summer's intense heat, wearing a mask to go out will be incredibly harsh. Our product of Ice Cotton fabric, made of natural fibers, could be greatly helpful with its comfortable touch and cooling effect.
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    2020.04.01
    Concerning Oshima tsumugi’s production prospect
    Oshima tsumugi is the most famous 'tsumugi' kimono, with its finest kasuri (ikat) and wide choice of design variations. Even though Oshima tsumugi is the biggest tsumugi weaving area and industry in Japan, the production rate is decreasing hugely,
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    2020.03.27
    2020 April Hirotatsumugi textile display at Kyoto
      Hirotatsumugi's April textile display Date : April 1 (Wed) - 2 (Fri), 2020 (9am - 17pm)
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    2020.02.25
    Yomitanzan-Hanaori textiles from Okinawa
    Hana-ori, a flower pattern created "through" weaving, is one of characteristics of Okinawa textiles. Among several different Hanaori textiles, Yomitanzan-hanaori silk textile is distinctly delicate and beautiful.
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    2019.12.20
    New Year Holiday notice
    Our company will be in New year holiday between December 25 and January 5. Wish you have a Happy New Year
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    2019.12.13
    Omi-jofu, descended from fantom Takamiya-nuno
    Omi-jofu is a traditional hemp and ramie textile, designated as a list of Japan' traditional crafts. Despite its name recognition, rarely met even in kimono stores in Japan, due to its scarcity. So what is Omi-jofu that was descended from fantom Takamiya-nuno?
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    2019.11.20
    New works from Shimoi-tsumugi
    We just received new works from Shimoi tsumugi, made by a textile artist, Shimoi Nobuhiko based in Ida city, Nagano prefecture. He used to work as a textile designer for Western clothing. Thus he could bring modern sensitivity into traditional kimono cloth making.
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