読谷山ミンサー Kyo stone work

Yomitanzan Minsa is a textile produced in the region around Yomitanson, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa prefecture. This kind of narrow belt was made in various regions in Okinawa from ancient times. Basically, Minsa is an Ai (indigo) dyed narrow belt (width approximately 10cm) but the production technique and the pattern vary depending on the region.

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

読谷山ミンサーは、沖縄県中頭郡読谷村周辺で作られている織物です。沖縄各地では古くからこのような細帯が織られており、地域によって技法や模様が異なります。