Nagoya yuzen is a cloth that is dyed and painted through a range of traditional techniques that are unique to the city of Nagoya, Aichi prefecture. The designs used for this craft range from monochromatic, color gradation, or classical motifs, but they all have a minimal palette of simple colors in common. Differing from beautiful Kyo yuzen or graceful Kaga yuzen, Nagoya yuzen’s appeal is from muted and elegant designs. Today, this craft has tastefully combined not only the traditional elegance but also more contemporary tastes to give a fresh modern appearance.
For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.