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    2019.01.14
    The utmost cotton textile — Satsuma gasuri
    Cotton textiles overall are thought to be relatively cheap, but there is a top grade cotton weaving made of finest traditional craft technique. This time I'll introduce the highest peak of cotton textile, Satsuma gasuri.
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    2019.01.14
    Echigo-jofu’s white cloth
    The world highest grade hemp textile, Echigo-jofu, whose patterns always are small splashed, checked or striped. But also it has a white cloth on the assumption of piece-dyed.
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    2019.01.13
    Unique zanshi (wasted yarn) oshima tsumugi
    Oshimatsumugi's delicate kasuri (ikat) yarns are produced by unique hand loom, called "shimebata" where yarns are once weaved according to the pattern in order for creating the resist dyeing on yarns. Usually ikat or kasuri employs tie-dyeing method, yet oshima tsumugi develops, you can say, loom-dyeing method,  which may be the world's most complicated and elaborate yarn resist dying technique.
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    2019.01.13
    True value of hand loomed textiles? Two types of Japanese traditional looms
    In Japan, there are a wide variety of hand loomed traditional craft textiles. In terms of the diversity of living traditional hand-loomed textiles, Japan would stand out unlike any other in the world.
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    2019.01.10
    Japanese ikat art, “Kasuri” / Part Ⅰ , Making of kasuri yarns
    Kasuri – a Japanese ward indicating ikat, which is originated in India, gone through incredible development at the east end of Japan. In order to understand about Kasuri, I’ll explain about it in several different entries.
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    2019.01.07
    About the size of tanmono (a roll of kimono cloth)
    Tanmono, the traditional cloth of Japan that has developed for exclusively making a kimono, has a unique size specification. As a result of the restriction of hand loom and the exclusive use for kimono, a tanmono is commonly produced in about 0.38m × 12.5m size. Let’s see more details on the specification of tanmono.
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    2019.01.07
    What is tsumugi?: Part 1 tsumugi yarn
    The development of Tsumugi textile in Japan would probably be a unique tradition unlike any other in the world (please let us know if anyone knows any resemble silk textile traditions around the world). Tsumugi is the silk textile woven from the silk floss of wasted cocoons, which are not suitable for producing reeled silk.
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