In Kokura-ori, the arrangement of colored threads in the warp become stripes in the woven cloth. It was a dominant style for hakama cloth used by samurai families during the Edo period. After dying out during the Showa period, it was revived by Noriko Tsuiki in 1984. With a density of 2,300 warp threads over the width of an obi, the technique uses cotton thread to achieve the texture and gloss of tanned leather. The striped patterns formed using naturally dyed threads are said to have been inspired by the natural scenery. Brought back to life in the present day, the refinement and artistry of Kokura-ori continue to evolve rapidly.