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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
    Beautiful Gradational Omi Chijimi Made in Shiga
    Omi-chijimi is a finest summer ramie kimono weaving, traditionally manufactured in a Japan's biggest lakeside area of Omi region, Shiga prefecture. The history and root are very old in the region, making ramie weaving for over dozen centuries.
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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
    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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    2019.03.09
    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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