Roughly 70% of the white cloth used for kimono is produced in Tango. In the autumn, moist winds blowing in from the northwest across the Sea of Japan bring the area a moderate humidity. The history of Tango-chirimen began when secret techniques from Nishijin were brought to the area about 300 years ago. Chirimen woven with hard-twist thread to produce shibo wrinkles is distinguished by the fundamental beauty of silk thread as a material. The masterful application of the most basic dyeing technique, hikizome, (bruhs-dyeing), breathes vitality of the kimono into this white cloth.