Kazuko’s Kimono Story (Part 2)


I tailored this shibori kimono after I got this as a tanmono (bolt) from my relative. When I was given this, the fabric had shrunk just from taking away the threads that bound the fabric into tie-dyed patterns. I could see and experience each process, like making the fabric wider by steaming, and having it tailored to my size. I was amazed at each craftsmen’s work at each process. This is very difficult to experience if I you just get a ready made kimono. I remembered that when I was child, I was thinking that if I became wealthy when I grew up, I wanted to be a patron for the artisans who have no successors because of their work decreasing.



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