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Why Chiso Kimonos Are So Expensive

Why Chiso Kimonos Are So Expensive

“Kimonos are known for being expensive, and a kimono from the Japanese brand Chiso is one of the most expensive you can buy. One kimono takes around 20 artisans over six months to make, and it can cost over $10,000 ... ”

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藍を究める In Pursuit of Indigo: Japanese ikat

藍を究める In Pursuit of Indigo: Japanese ikat

“Founded in 1891, Aizome Kasuri Kobo is a Kurume Kasuri workshop located in Hirokawa, Fukuoka Prefecture ... The workshop creates beautiful gradations in the indigo’s color by dyeing pieces over and over, sometimes more than 50 times ... ”

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Kurume Kasuri 久留米絣

Kurume Kasuri 久留米絣

“Kurume kasuri is a traditional cotton textile with 200 years of history, woven in Chikugo area of Southern Fukuoka ... There are still about 30 Kurume kasuri weavers in the area, and they are all unique in style.”

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How to fold a kimono

How to fold a kimono

“This video shows you how to fold a kimono (also men’s kimono) and yukata.”

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How was it made? Japanese hikihaku obi

How was it made? Japanese hikihaku obi

“Follow the intricate process involved in creating obi, using a specialised technique called hikihaku ... watch as three obi are made in the workshops of Kondaya Genbei – one from silver foil, one from mother of pearl, and one from the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli.”

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What Buying Kimono at an Antique Kimono Shop is Really Like

What Buying Kimono at an Antique Kimono Shop is Really Like

“You want to buy a Japanese kimono, but you don't know where to go and what to buy. That's why we found the perfect kimono shop ... ”

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The Lost Textile of Ryukyu

The Lost Textile of Ryukyu

“A textile designer travels to Okinawa on a quest to unravel the mysteries behind an enigmatic fabric.”

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In Search of Forgotten Colours

In Search of Forgotten Colours

“Sachio Yoshioka is the fifth-generation head of the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto.”

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Billy Matsunaga

Tyska som flyttade till Japan och blev läromästare i kimono och kimonostylist.

Hana Kinuorimono Co.

“Through the flow of time, we have long manufactured the Authentic Amami Oshima Tsumugi textile within the cultural context of Amami’s tradition and history. In addition to the detailed delicacy of its craftmanship in dying and weaving, Amami Oshima Tsumugi will capture your heart with its soft but warm touch implying the relaxed slow life. Amami Oshima Tsumugi was born as a gift from the earth.”

Kyoto Shibori Musuem

En mycket matad sida om allt som hör shibori och dess historia till.

Kanai Mudding Works – Mud and indigo dyers, Amami oshima, Japan

“The hands of Yukihito Kanai, proprietor and head dyer at the Kanai Mudding Works – a trade he learned and workshop he inherited from his father – are stained a deep blue from the endless dipping of hands into 'Ai', (Japanese Indigo) and Sharimbai dyes.”

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