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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Tokushima

Awa Shoai Shijira Ori

Awa Indigo Cotton

Woven textiles

Called "praise texture" woven as for Awa shijira texture flourishingly in the Awa district at the end of the 18th century improvement was added to striped cotton at the beginning of the Meiji era and came to be woven.

This Awa Shoai Shijira Ori was developed from a striped cotton cloth called tatae-ori that was being extensively woven throughout the Awa area at the end of the 18th century. Various reasons have been put forward as to why this development took place but it seems likely that is was the result of finding that when wet cloth was dried in the sun, it produced an interesting natural crepe effect.

Tokushima

Otani Yaki

Otani Ware

Ceramics

There was order to do Nanjing, Karatsu (burning of porcelain) from (1780) Tokushima feudal lord in 1780 and hired a lot craftsman from Kyushu and made feudal clan kiln and started production of porcelain, but,

When the head of the Tokushima fief ordained that porcelain in the style of Nanking and Karatsu Yaki should be produced in 1780, craftsman were brought in from the island of Kyushu, a kiln was built and production began.

Tokushima

Awa Washi

Awa Paper

Washi Paper

Record that people who served the Imperial Court called mourning tribe now approximately 1,300 years ago plant hemp and paper mulberry, and promoted production of paper and cloth is seen in book in the ninth century, and the history of Awa Washi begins here.

A 9th-century document confirms that the history of Awa Washi goes back some 1,300 years to times when a family known as Inbe serving the Imperial court, was growing flax and paper mulberry and producing cloth and paper.