奥会津昭和からむし織 Oku-Aizu Showa Karamushi Textiles

Oku-Aizu Showa Karamushi Textiles (Oku-Aizu Karamushi Ori in Japanese) are a textile fabric produced in Showa Village of Ohnuma, Fukushima Prefecture. It is made from ramie, which is an urticaceous plant also known as China grass. The ramie produced in Showa Village is especially known for its high quality. As it has a soft silky touch, it is used to produce summer clothing as well as a wide variety of sundries and accessories.

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

奥会津昭和からむし織は、「苧麻(ちょま)」または「青苧(あおそ)」とも呼ばれるイラクサ科カラムシ属の植物、からむしを原材料として作られる織物です。
本州における唯一のからむし栽培地でもある、福島県大沼郡昭和村で作られています。