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.