Tokyo no dyed goods in the local areaTokyo Plain Dyeing

It developed in no dyed goods in the local area such as bluish purple, indigo plant, safflower, Edo tea used by craftsmen of dye house of the latter period during the Edo era as the origin. The feature is that we match colors by stack dyeing.

From the middle to the end of the Edo Period, dyehouse artisans in these regions developed the craft of plain dyeing fabric in Edo-violet, indigo, safflower red, Edo-brown, and other colors. The main feature of this dyeing style is its color harmonization achieved through repeated dyeing.

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    skills and techniques


    Dyeing is thing by "some forwarding sen" or "stick kuri sen" "Nobuko (sincere) sen".


    Color-matching by nidosen it is decided, and is the first time, and be settled in the specified color by adjusting condition of dyeing for the second time.
    But use used dye in the first dyeing when you meet in the case of kokusen and thick dough.


    Color end is thing by washing in water or acid all through.


    After putting paste using paper pattern which we engraved crest on, and having dyed in the case of "crested kimono", give dyed figure on cloth.


    Raw materials


    Assume dough silk fabrics.

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Industrial art object name Tokyo no dyed goods in the local area
Phonetic symbol toukyomujizome
Classification of industrial art object Dyed Textiles
Main product
Main production area Tokyo / Chiyoda-ku, Shinjuku-ku, Sumida-ku, Koto-ku, Nakano-ku, Suginami-ku, Toshima-ku, Kita-ku, Itabashi-ku, Nerima-ku, Adachi-ku, Kanagawa / Kawasaki-shi
The designation date November 30, 2017

Contact information

■local production associations

Tokyo dyeing industry cooperative association
3-20-12, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3208-1521
FAX: 03-3208-1523

■Associated exhibit space, facility


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