Isezaki-kasuri weaving (kasuri meaning a splashed pattern) is a plain weave using silk thread also known as Isezaki-meisen. A flourishing silkworm industry around Isesaki has seen silk textiles woven here for centuries. Approximately 250 years ago, the area became busy enough for a city to be established, and textiles were shipped to Edo (now Tokyo) on boats via the Tone-gawa that runs through the city. Although Isesaki owed its growth to textiles, demand for textiles declined drastically as woollen and silk/wool mix kimono fabrics became more popular. Isesaki-kasuri weaving was designated a traditional craft in 1975.
Address: Isesaki Orimono Kaikan:31-1 Kuruwa-cho, Isesaki-shi, Gumma
[Walk]JR Isesaki Stn./ 5-min. walk