東京手描友禅 Tokyo textiles

Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen refers to kimono woven fabric produced in Shinjuku Ward, Nerima Ward and Nakano Ward, Tokyo. With an outgrowth of townsmen culture in Edo (current Tokyo), it is characterized by its consummate expressions of the Edo idea of stylishness in soft, subdued tones. Unlike other Yuzen fabrics, Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen adopts integrated production in which the whole process is performed alone, allowing an artisan’s individuality or characteristics to show through. Today, Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen have started developing modern designs and colors besides Edo stylishness.

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

東京手描友禅は、東京の新宿区や練馬区、中野区で作られている手描きの染物です。江戸の町人文化を背景に出来上がった友禅であるため、落ち着いた色彩の中にも江戸らしい粋や洒落が表現されています。