十日町絣 Tokamachi traditional resist-dyed textiles


Tokamachi Gasuri is produced in Tokamachi City and Tsunanmachi Nakauonumagun, Niigata Prefecture and the surrounding area. The characteristic of Tokamachi Gasuri is the lustrous texture of the silk fabric with the patterns of Tategasuri (vertical splash) and Yokogasuri (horizontal splash). The luster and the texture of silk are distinctive in this fabric. The traditional and beautiful Kasuri patterns and a modern style are combined so that you can wear Tomachi Gasuri whenever you wish, on an outing or at home.

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

十日町絣(とおかまちがすり)は、新潟県十日町市や中魚沼郡津南町周辺で作られている織物です。特徴は「経絣(たてかすり)」、「緯絣(よこかすり)」により絣模様を表現した、絹織物の光沢と風合いのある点です。