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Specializing in Dyeing Technique for Maiwai Festive Kimono

04-01-2011

Traditional Dyeing Technique Boasts Bold Colors

Mr. Kosuke Suzuki of Suzusen

Specializing in Dyeing Technique for Maiwai Festive Kimono

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 The fishing industry has long flourished along the coast of the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture. During the Edo period (1603–1868) the culture of maiwai (festive kimonos to celebrate a good catch) developed among the fishermen who lived by the sea in this area. In this article, IHCSA Café talks with Mr. Kosuke Suzuki, the third-generation owner of Suzusen, who inherited the tradition and technique of maiwai dyeing from his grandfather’s generation.   Read more…

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