In ancient times, Yuki-tsumugi (Yuki silk cloth) was produced in the Hitachi Province (part of present-day Ibaraki Prefecture). These techniques reached the Yuki region in the 16th century near the end of the Muromachi Period, after which the name Yuki-tsumugi was applied.
Yuki-tsumugi cloth is made by hand from floss silk using non-twisted thread and the final pattern's coloring applied to hand-tied yarn bundles. Furthermore, hand-weaving techniques passed down since long ago through oral tradition are used, resulting in a lightweight, warm-feeling final product.
Yuki-tsumugi was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.
Minister of Economy,Trade and Industry designated traditional crafts
Designated on March 30, 1977. Produced under the Tochigi-ken Honba Yuki-tsumugi Orimono Cooperative.
Tochigi-ken Honba Yuki-tsumugi Orimono Cooperative
2358, Fukura, Oyama-shi, Tochigi, 323-0155
Floss silk is twisted into thread by hand and woven together to create Yuki-tsumugi cloth that is lightweight, warm and pleasant to wear. We hope you enjoy these goods, which represent the pinnacle of high-grade woven silk products.