Updated: July 19, 2017
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Yuki-tsumugi : The Important Intangible Cultural Properties Of Japan

This technique of creating silk has surpassed the ordinary and earned the title of a Heritage. It is a fabric that continue from the Nara era, and since the whole process is made by hand, it is now a very precious and expensive fabric.

About Yuki-tsumugi

Yuki-tsumugi is the Japanese craft of making silk. This craft was registered in the list of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan in 1956. And also been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010.
Yuki city of Ibaraki prefecture and Oyama city of Tochigi prefecture are main production areas.
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Features Of Yuki-tsumugi

All the yarns used for Yuki-tsumugi are those that spin away from the floss silk by hand.
Although the production area of ​​Tsumugi is located throughout Japan, only the authentic Yuki-Tsumugi uses the thread spun by hand to both warp and weft.
Img 01 http://www.okujun.co.jp/
The beauty of this fabric is the extraction from the silkworm without using any artificial materials inside this masterpiece. Producing one garment for adults can take fifteen days, and up to more than forty-five days for patterned fabric. From the start, a big deal of artistic refinements have been handed down through the ages.

Time Grows Cloth

Yuki-Tsumugi is starched with wheat flour. This starch falls by washing, and you can get rid of fuzz by wearing it. In that repetition, cloth will show the original gloss of silk.
Time brings out the original beauty of Yuki-tsumugi.

Therefore, if you plan to go shopping in Japan, take this amazing fabric into consideration.
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