I stay the hotel “KUMU” at Kanazawa city, Ishikawa pref., Japan. The hotel is located at central Kanazawa city. Situated in Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oyama Shrine, Omicho Market, and Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum. Kanazawa Kutani Museum and Izumi Kyoka Museum are also within 10 minutes. Every visitor use “TEA SALON KISSA & Co.” at the ground floor. The concept is space for sharing traditional culture of Kanazawa city. 続きを読む 金沢の伝統文化を未来につなぐリノベーションホテル KUMU 金沢 THE SHARE HOTELS」
While “tet.”, a glove manufacturer based in Highashi-Kagawa, develops original products related to hands, they wish to communicate status quo of the industry and think about the future of the region with local people.
Time : 9:00-16:00
Place : 189 Wada, Kokufu town, Tokushima city, Tokushima pref., Japan [Google Maps]
Closed : Saturday Sunday (the shop is open on Saturday)
Tel : 088-642-1228
need to reserve to see our factory
Awa Shijira-ori is created ｂｙ applying a different weaving tension to the warp and the weft. This technique brings out an uneven appearance (known as shibo) in the surface of the cloth. This shibo surface gives the material a pleasant texture that is also light and comfortable to wear. Awa Shijira is then dyed with indigo dye from the Awa Indigo plant. In 1977, the Tokushima Prefectural Government officially designated the making of Indigo-dyed Awa Shijira as a traditional craft.
One of the material’s characteristics is that even in hot weather, the fabric doesn’t stick to the skin. Although made of cotton, it has cooling qualities similar to linen, making it perfect for summer wear.
A weave known as Tatae-ori was actively used in the Awa region at the end of the 18th century. The Awa Shijira-ori came about as a result of the improvements made on the traditional Tatae-ori by a weaver, Hana Kaifu, at the beginning of the Meiji Era. Cloth woven in this way was named Awa Shijira-ori by a cotton merchant named Jube Abe. This Shijira-ori material became widely popular throughout the country.