名古屋黒紋付染 Nagoya kimono-dyeing


Nagoya Kuromontsuki Zome is a dyed and woven textile produced in the region surrounding Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Kuromontsuki is the kimono worn at weddings or funerals and it has been popular since the Edo period in Nagoya among the samurai and commoners. The characteristic of Nagoya Kuromontsuki Zome is the jet-black color dyed using either the Hitashi Zome method, which is to dye the textile using a mold of a family crest, or the Hiki Zome method, which is to draw the family crest by hand after the textile is dyed.

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