本場黄八丈 Hachio island silk

Honba Kihachijo refers to silk woven fabric produced in Hachijo Island, Tokyo. The name of Kihachijo is derived from a silk fabric with stripe and check patterns mainly dyed in bright yellow called Kihachi. Patterns mainly dyed in black are called Kurohachijo, and those in birch color (dark yellowish red) are called Tobihachijo.

For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.

本場黄八丈(ほんばきはちじょう)は東京都八丈島で作られている絹織物です。「黄八丈」は八丈島で「黄八」と呼ばれている山吹色の黄色を主とした縞や格子柄の絹織物を指しています。特徴は、「黄」、「樺(かば)」、「黒」の三色を用い、手織りで織られている点です。