加賀友禅 Kaga textiles

Kaga textiles (called Kaga yuzen in Japanese) has a unique method of dyeing established around the city of Kanazawa, in Ishikawa prefecture. This craft is noteworthy because of its use five underlying tones: indigo, khaki, green, dark reddish purple, and deep red. Kyoto and Kaga textiles are often compared, however they are different because Kyoto textiles has design patterns with gold leaves and embroidery while Kaga textiles features classical deep tones centering on reddish colors and floral print designs, representing the natural beauty of Kanazawa.

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

加賀友禅は、石川県金沢市周辺で作られている着物で、その技法の創始者である宮崎友禅斎の名前から由来します。
特徴は、「加賀五彩」といわれる藍、黄土、草、古代紫、臙脂(えんじ)を基調としていることです。