Delicate Japanese items made with materials born from Asian soil
The owner of Kikuju fell in love with silk and calico fabrics made from wild silkworms and opened a traditional kimono shop in Kyoto. Muga silkworms, that inhabit the Assam region of India, eat leaves of aromatic wood and produce incredibly beautiful gold cocoons while Tasar silkworms make shiny pale beige cocoons. Kikuju presents classical Japanese items using these kinds of special silk yarns and other unique materials from all around Asia. Kikuju’s concept is “to produce the pleasure of handcrafts into which the craftsperson’s life and heart is intimately placed.” Every Kikuju item tells a story which is adored by many kimono fans who always look for something unique and attractive. There are many “Kikuju-only” elements on their items, such as embroidery on the obi sash and the fabrics’ textures. A wide variety of elegantly designed and handmade accessories are also available. The photo is of a Sukiya-bukuro bag (13,000 yen).
Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho, November issue,2011
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