Isesaki-kasuri weaving

Gumma, Kanto

Isesaki-kasuri weaving (kasuri meaning a splashed pattern) is a plain weave using silk thread also known as Isesaki-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 Tone-gawa River 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.

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Address
Isesaki Orimono Kaikan (Isesaki Twxtile Center): 31-1 Kuruwa-cho, Isesaki-shi, Gumma
Notes
[Walk] 5 min on foot from JR Isesaki Station

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