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Mashiko Kusaki-zome
(Mashiko plant-based dyeing)

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History (Origins)

Mashiko Kusaki-zome was started in the town of Mashiko-machi during the Kansei Era (1789–1801).

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

The use of indigo, crimson, madder and other such dyes results in products that are simplistic yet possess a delicate beauty and depth.
Mashiko Kusaki-zome has been designated by the Tochigi prefectural government as an intangible cultural property.

Contact Information

Tadashi Higeta
1, Jonaizaka, Mashiko-machi Haga-gun, Tochigi, 321-4218
TEL: +81-285-72-3162

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