Updated: July 19, 2017
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Oshima Tsumugi : Luxury Silk Fabric Bred In Amami Oshima

Do you know Oshima Tsumugi? It is a fabric that is known worldwide as one of the world's three largest fabrics alongside the French gobelins and Persian carpets.

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Oshima Tsumugi famous for special products of Amami Oshima. It is said to be the queen of kimonos representing Japanese national costumes and is known as high-end silk fabric.
It is a Japanese traditional craft that boasts about 1,300 years of history.
There is a record of Oshima Tsumugi in the donation book of Nara Todaiji Temple around 734.

Features Of Oshima Tsumugi

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Even now it is all hand-woven. It takes more than six months to weave the length required for kimonos.
A typical dyeing method of Oshima Tsumugi is Dorozome(mud dyed). It is a natural staining method which is done only in Amami Oshima worldwide.
By Dorozome, a beautiful black luster unique to silk thread is born. And it becomes strong fiber, it becomes softer that you wear it, and it becomes a fabric that can be inherited by parent and child 3 generations.
It is a fabric that is known worldwide as one of the world's three largest fabrics alongside the French gobelins and Persian carpets.

Experience Of Ooshima Tsumugi

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You can experience Oshima Tsumugi's Dorozome experience and kimono experience.
Please try on memories of the trip by all means.
mamo:)

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