十日町明石ちぢみ Tokamachi akashi chijimi textiles

Tokamachi Akashi Chijimi is a textile produced in the area surrounding Tokamachi City in Niigata Prefecture. This is a very delicate and thin textile that requires the high-level techniques and precision of the experienced craftsmen. The characteristics of Tokamachi Akashi Chijimi are the elaborately woven beautiful patterns and the refreshing texture created by the hard-twisted highest quality weft threads.

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

十日町明石ちぢみは、新潟県十日町市周辺で製造されている反物です。繊細な薄物であるがゆえに、製造には高度な技術と正確な作業が要求され、緻密に織り上げられた美しい図柄と、強撚糸を施した最高級の緯糸から生まれる、清涼感のある手触りが特徴です。