矢野かもじ Yano wigs

Yano Kamoji is produced in Yano-cho, Aki-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Kamoji refers to hair piece or hair extensions used for hair styling, but in a broader term, it also includes wigs. Yano Kamoji was popularized nationwide at the end of the Taisho era due to the clay called higetsuchi, required for removing oil from the wig, was available in Yano-cho. Furthermore, plenty of water, which was necessary for washing these wigs, flowing from the valley through the town gave a perfect environment for Kamoji production in Yano-cho.

矢野かもじ (やのかもじ)は広島県広島市の安芸区矢野町で生産されています。かもじとは、結髪に使う添え毛・入れ毛・足し毛のことを言いますが、広い意味ではかつらもこれに含まれます。油抜きに必要なひげ土と呼ばれる粘土が矢野町で採れることや、谷間から流れる豊富な水が町内を流れ、かもじ洗いに適していたことなどから、矢野かもじは大正時代の終り頃に全国生産の70%を占めていました。