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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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    2019.03.02
    An ancient Japanese textile, Kudzu cloth
    Kudzu (otherwise known as East Asian arrowroot) is a kind of vine plants native to much of Asia, primarily originated from Japan, China or Korea.  "Kudzu" is derived from the Japanese name, and
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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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    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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