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.
How to dye fabric with nagaita chugata
"What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo ／ List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)