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HIROTATSUMUGI is a kimono fabric company in Kyoto from 1946.
In our showroom, we would love you to see the finest kimono textile collection,
and hear your custom-designing request of traditional Japanese fabric.
We are waiting for you to contact and visit us!
You can also find us on Instagram.

Textile Collection

We manufacture and collect a wide variety of TSUMUGI “紬” and KASURI “絣” textiles
from over 50 different places from South to North of Japan.
  • Yuki tsumugi
    Using the finest Tsumugi yarns, which are hand-spun directly from silk floss, with seasoned workmanship. “The King of Tsumugi”. Made in Ibaraki prefecture.
    Price range for reference :
    400,000JPY ~ 2,000,000JPY/ a bolt (40cm×12,8m)
  • Oshima tsumugi
    Oshima-tsumugi has the finest and complicated ikat in the world. Its mud-dyed silk is luxuriously smooth. Made in Amami Oshima island.
    Price range for reference :
    100,000JPY ~ 1,000,000JPY
  • Kihachijo silk
    Kihachijo silk made by the 3 colors from the island. Yellow is dyed from local carpet grass, Brown from bay tree and Black from chinquapin three with volcanic ash mud. Made in Hachijojima island.
    Price range for reference :
    200,000JPY ~ 1000,000JPY
  • Plant-dyed tsumugi
    A husband & wife factory of Matsumoto weaves the 100% pure plant dyed tsumugi silk, degumming silk by their homegrown straw’s ash and collecting all dyeing materials from the mountains. Made in Nigata prefecture.
    Price range for reference :
    300,000JPY ~ 600,000JPY
  • Hana Ori silk
    Hana Ori – Literally, “Flower Weaving”, has developed traditionally within Ryukyu culture in the Okinawa Island. The complicated technique of using heddles on a handloom creates various traditional Hana Ori patterns.
    Price range for reference :
    100,000JPY~800,000JPY
  • Echigo-jofu and Miyako-jofu
    Echigo-jofu and Miyako-jofu are the highest-quality, hand-spun ramie fabric, from North (snowy region of Nigata) and South (tropical Miyako Island). They are phantom fabrics, manufactured very few annually.
    Price range for reference :
    1,000,000JPY~4,000,000JPY
  • Bast-fiber fabrics
    Basho, Kudzu, Shina, Huji, Kozo, Hemp… From ancient times Japanese ancestors peel away the bark of threes for making a thread and cloth. The astonishing traditions still continue in Japan.
    Price range for reference :
    200,000JPY~1,500,000JPY
  • Stencil dyed fabrics
    Our main collection of Stencil dyeing fabrics are manufactured by a Ryukyu-Bingata factory in Okinawa, and a stencil dyeing artist, Sawada Maiko based in Kyoto.
    Price range for reference :
    100,000JPY ~ 500,000JPY
  • White cloth
    We also manufacture various white clothes for dyeing work. Tsumugi silk, hand-spun cotton, ramie or bast-fiber fabrics and so on.
    Price range for reference :
    20,000JPY ~ 50,000JPY
  • Above are just a few of our collection. We have more affordable machinery crafted fabrics as well.
    We also have some scraps of the fabrics.
  • Their size is normally about L1280cm×W40cm, which is a necessary dimension for making a kimono.

Custom Design

We can consult on “custom designing” on your favorite fabric, while you can reference our enormous libraries of pattern and color sample books.
Delivery time and MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) vary depends on the fabric you choose.
Most of them are about 40cm wide, but some of them can produce widely. Please ask us for details from Contact.
Also, our design and pattern books can be made use for other projects or purposes!

Showroom in Kyoto

Our showroom is located near Shijo & Karasuma station, which is the center of Kyoto.
It is a by-appointment gallery in the traditional merchant townhouse with over 100 years of history.
At the beginning of every month, we hold a regular textile exhibit in our showroom.
We would love for you to visit, if you are looking for one-of-a-kind fabric materials and interested in traditional fabrics of Japan.
Feel free to contact us beforehand to make an appointment.

Shipping

We recommend you to see & touch our textiles beforehand of purchasing. Even so, we can correspond to your shipping request from overseas depending on your purposes and background.
You can also find us on Etsy, where we update some of our textiles and scraps.

Kyoto Textile Guide