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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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    2019.05.20
    Tanba cloth — the restored folk craft textile
    Tanba cloth (Tanba-fu) was used to be called "Sajimomen (佐治木綿)", a plain woven folk textile of handspun cotton and silk, produced at Saji-village, Tanba.
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    2019.05.10
    Shuri brocade obi made by SHUKUMINE kyoko
    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.
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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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    2019.04.14
    Yuki tsumugi – the best-ever silk texture: Finger-pulled silk
      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.
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    2019.03.27
    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.
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    2019.03.27
    Simple cross kasuri patterned Oshima tsumugi
    Oshima tsumugi is famous for its mud-dyeing technique and elaborated kasuri patterns. Meanwhile, simple designed, bright colored oshima tsumugi are also produced substantially.
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    2019.03.15
    Introduction of our regular exhibition
    We hold our regular exhibitions at the beginning of every months on our machiya. At the exhibitions, seasonal and newly-collected textiles are beautifully displayed with traditional style.
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    2019.03.09
    Mud-dyeing kumejima-tsumugi
    Kumejima tsumugi is one of traditional crafted tsumugi textiles, made in the Kume island, located about 90 kilometers west of Okinawa Honto.
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