Shukumine Kyoko is the leading personality of Shuri brocade of Okinawa textile.
These are the cotton obi made by Shukumine Kyoko. The unique woven pattern is a traditional pattern of Ryukyu culture, that is hand-loomed folk art textile, the fine craftsmanship of Ryukyuan people and the expression of indigenous Okinawa culture.
Yuki tsumugi is inscribed for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Only Yuki tsumugi and Echigo jofu/Ojiya chijimi have been inscribed among Japanese textile traditions so far.
How astonishing Yuki tsumugi is about its yarn making process. Yuki tsumugi’s all of weft and wrap yarns consist of finger-pulled silk.
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.
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.