Echigo Jofu on “Made In Japan”

Made in Japan is an absolutely amazing website which aims to be “a showcase of Japanese crafts and traditions and the untold stories behind them.”

Dive into any single one of these crafts from all over Japan and prepare to be fascinated by the skill and hard work that have gone into them throughout the ages.

Snow Country is represented by Echigo Jofu. “Summer kimono born in the snow.” The explanation behind this material and the work that goes into it is incredibly detailed. It is also backed up by some lovely images both past and present, and you are left with a definite appreciation for the effort that goes into this cloth.

We think we’ll be spending a lot of time on Made in Japan learning about Japanese crafts!

 

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