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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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