Master craftsmen

Master craftsmen

Master craftsmen
Master craftsmen represent those craftsmen who possess superior techniques and vision based on his long experience. Their meticulous handworks are inherited from father to son, and form son to grandson, and are still flourishing in the modern ages. Craft products traditional in the Kyotango area such as Tango Chirimen (crepe) are all superb products created by these master craftsmen, and each one of them have its own beauty, texture, and warmth.

Tango Chirimen (crepe)

Tango Chirimen (crepe)

Tango is the largest silk fabric production area in which 60% of the white fabric for kimonos produced in Japan is produced. It is characteristic of the small “shibo” which is the bumps on the fabric surface.
[Manual weaving machine which had been used in the past]

Tango lanterns

Tango lanterns

Tango lanterns2Tango lanterns are indispensable for the festivals held in spring, summer and autumn in Kyotango. They are mainly made of bamboos and Japanese paper and are made manually one by one by the craftsmen.

Yuzen dyeing

Yuzen dyeing

Yuzen is one of the major dyeing methods in Japan. The intricate patterns designed in various colors makes the high quality Tango Chirimen (crepe) even more attractive.

Carp streamer

Carp streamer

Carp streamer2In Japan, there is a custom of praying for the healthy growth of the sons at the house by setting up carp streamers in the gardens on May 5. In Kyotango, carp streamers are traditionally created with superb materials and meticulous handworks.

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