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Original indigo dyeing

In the Kurikomamonji, Kurihara-shi district, oldest dyeing technology "original indigo dyeing" in Japan has been inherited. I am it with an own thing to produce by work to dye the hemp cloth which the original indigo dyeing spins hemp thread by oneself and finished weaving in the dye which I made from the indigo plant leaf which I cultivated by oneself consistently.
In addition, I leave an old figure of the indigo dyeing to ferment at temperature of nature without using a medium except the charcoal in the production of the dye, and it may be said that the original indigo dyeing is very valuable at a point to convey the process of the change of the dyeing technology at the present.
The chemical dye from the foreign country was imported in large quantities when I reached Meiji, the Taisho era, and I invited the mass production times of clothes, but still this original indigo dyeing has been conveyed in the Kurihara district by the progress of the dyeing technology and the invention of the weaving machine. It was dyeing technique left alone in the Kurikomamonji district now, and this original indigo dyeing was appointed in November, 2010 by Miyagi designation intangible cultural asset.

Love indigo plant person, letter

It is the facilities which I opened for the purpose of an introduction of the oldest dyeing technology in Japan, the indigo dyeing and the local promotion of the Kurihara-shi letter district in 1998.
It is only one love indigo plant person, letter in Japan to be able to experience traditional indigo dyeing. It is completed in old days for more than 1,000 years, and how about touching it from the display of the photograph panel of the indigo dyeing by traditional culture of the valuable dyeing technique succeeded only in a letter district.
I can enjoy the delicious meal in a restaurant, the love indigo plant people.
I can experience "original indigo dyeing" for a limited time from early June through early July (need reservations).

About a love indigo plant person, a letter

Opening time

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed day Wednesday, the winter season (from mid-December through the end of February)
Entering a building charges
(display facilities)
Free of charge
The location

Kurikomamonji, Kurihara-shi, Miyagi blacksmith's 103

Tel: 0228-47-2141

Wakayagi home-woven goods

Wakayagi home-woven goods are cotton textiles made flourishingly around former Wakayagicho from the Meiji era through the Taisho era. Unique dark-blue and striped how to put out include a characteristic and have gentle feel with simplicity peculiar to weaving cotton.
Originally I am born as arrival at farming and have been used widely, but a product including the bits and bobs such as room everyday clothes, a tie, the card case diversifies now.
From the passage of times, the manufacturer decreases, too, and only one company succeeds to a traditional technique now.
The Wakayagi home-woven goods were appointed to a Governor of Miyagi designated traditional industrial art object in 1985.

Takashi Chiba textile industry ground

One just manufacturer who produces Wakayagi home-woven goods now.
•The location: Kurihara-shi, Miyagi Wakayagi character Kawakita mound no etsu 12
•Tel: 0228-32-3087

Ceramic art

The favored Kurihara area is dotted with unique potteries everywhere naturally, and it is in a prefecture's leading ceramic art town.
"A Kurihara ceramic art exhibition" in epoka 21 in front of JR East Kurikoma-Kogen Station held in autumn is a big event of Kurihara that much ceramic art fans visit every year.
Association of general Kurihara-shi sightseeing product
Sightseeing in Kurihara-shi business and industry sightseeing Heta garden section
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