image Kimono of tsumugi with “picture” kasuri. “Water and sky merge into one blue color”

Kimono of tsumugi with “picture” kasuri. “Water and sky merge into one blue color”

Living National Treasure Sonoko Sasaki

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Pongee

This is a type of silk weave done with spun silk threads. Pongee's surface is not as smooth or glossy as that of silk woven with raw silk threads, and it has a plainer, more casual look. Traditionally it was often woven in striped or kasuri patterns, but recently it is possible to produce a wide range of gradations and other designs using various types of dyed threads.

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Kasuri-ori

By weaving with threads left un-dyed and white in some places, you can make striped or check patterns or create pictures, depending on how the threads are aligned.

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Sonoko Sasaki

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  • / Living National Treasure
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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