image Cloth for kimono with design in nagaita-chūgata. “Ripple pattern”

Cloth for kimono with design in nagaita-chūgata. “Ripple pattern”

Nobuo Matsubara

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Nagaitachugata

In Edo komon, minute, delicate designs are applied to silk, but the technique of nagaita chugata involves making larger designs on cotton yukata (an informal summer kimono) using a board about 6.5 meters long (the word nagaita means long board, and chugata means medium-sized pattern). Nagaita chugata is a traditional Japanese technique in which paste is applied to both sides of a white cloth, and then both sides are dyed with a crisp indigo pattern.

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Nobuo Matsubara

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  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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