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Other traditional fabrics of Japan

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    2019.07.02
    Ryukyu Kasuri / “clay wall like” unique texture
    The Ryukyu Kasuri for summer kimono employs unique twisted silk for weft yarns in order to make distinctive scabrous and see-through texture. Its texture is sometimes called "cray wall like".
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    2019.06.21
    Kihachijyo — a primo traditional silk textile made in Hachijyo island
    Kihachijyo, one of the prime grade silk textiles, had been beloved and worn only by the Feudal lords in the Edo period, so that it has different origins from other Tsumugi textiles in which other tsumugi were started as formers wears.
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    2019.06.10
    Omi-chijimi – beautiful subtle gradation
    Omi-chijimi is a famous summer hemp kimono cloth, traditionally produced in Omi region, Shiga prefecture. The techniques to produce the textiles can be traced back to the Kamakura period (12 century).
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    2019.04.22
    Noto-jyofu: light green striped Noto-jyofu
    This is one of our Noto-jyofu stocks, a light-green striped Noto-jyofu. Noto-jyofu referes to a traditional hemp textile made in Nakanoto area, the neck of the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa prefecture.
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    2019.02.22
    Mr. & Mrs. Matsumoto’s Plant-dyeing tsumugi
    Mr. and Mrs. Matsumoto's tsumugi textiles are made in one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan. We would like to introduce one of their unique products, a 100% plant-dyed gradational plaid weaving, embroidered with falling leaves.
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    2019.02.14
    Shimoi tsumugi — Striped diamond twill
    In Iida city,Nagano prefecture, a senshoku (deying & weaving) artist Shimoi Nobuhiko produces "Shimoi tsumugi". He had originally worked at the place of Western textile design, and using his experience and modern sense, his kimono textiles surpasses others in originality, a fusion of innovation and tradition.
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