Trivia of Kimono

  • Joufu (High-quality plain-woven hemp cloth)

    This fabric is made from ultra-fine high-grade hemp thread. It is characterized by the beauty of the openwork and the "sharpness"("Sharikan"in japa...
  • Momen (Cotton)

    Cloth made from cotton has a natural silky feeling and is comfortable to wear.It's a highly hygroscopic fabric and can also easily be washed becaus...
  • Naniwahonzome (Naniwa book dyeing)

    The 400-year-old bleached cotton from Osaka is largely used in the production of tenugui because of it's excellent softness, water absorption, and ...
  • Shokubutsu (Plants)

    In Japan, which has four seasons, seasonal flowers are used as patterns to express the changing seasons.In addition, the four seasons of Japan are ...
  • Hanei (Prosperity)

    From the birthplace of ancient civilization, designs that connect the dynamic shapes of nature were born, and it is said that they were introduced ...
  • Shosoin (Treasure house of Todaiji Temple in Nara)

    Unique and unusual designs representing the Silk Road culture were introduced to ancient Japan. In Japan at that time, they were often used as patt...
  • Meibutsugire (Named fabrics)

    In medieval Japan, which did not have much diplomacy, an eclectic culture developed in small-scale diplomacy, and patterns unique to Japan were cre...
  • Dobutsu (Animals)

    In Japan, which is an agricultural culture, there are fewer animal patterns than in other countries. Like plant patterns, they were designed with a...
  • Seiju (Spirit beasts)

    At the same time that continental culture entered ancient Japan, Shinsen thoughts and legends were handed down.Among them, the four spirit beasts (...
  • Ocho (Dynasty)

    Since the early modern period, patterns that express the glamorous life of courtiers have often been used as a longing for wealth and auspiciousnes...
  • Rinzu (Japanese silk satin damask)

    Rinzu(綸子) is created by using untwisted raw silk and weaving a tint block by crossing warp and weft in a complicated manner.Rinzu is a gorgeous sil...
  • Shibori (Japanese manual tie-dyeing technique)

    Shibori(絞り) is a dyeing technique used to create a pattern by applying pressure, such as tying a part of the cloth, to prevent the dye from seeping...