Kyoto

2015.09.08

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In an old wooden mill in Kyoto,
craftsmen are still
quietly and carefully, 
hand-dye-finishing every single silk.
Their technique has developed 
through history, tradition and 
their craftsmanship.

 

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“Silk” and “People” have a deep association handed down from one generation to the next.
Silk stimulates creative people, and has created culture and art.
And then a fateful encounter with the Japanese.
The Japanese improved silk with their delicate sensibility and have built up their own silk culture.

 

- Culture -
The encounter between people and silk is still veiled in mystery.
If Xi Ling, the Yellow Empress of China, discovered silk, the history of silk began in 3000 BC.
This light and shimmering fabric traveled the Silk Road, across vast oceans, and journeyed to the rest of the world.

 

From Persia, Greece, Rome, and finally to Yamatai Kingdom.
Once, a lady in Rome was inspired to pull the silk thread from a silk fabric and make a new silk fabric, and silk has gradually created a unique culture in each country.
From ancient to modern times, the road traveled by silk is a way of passing on the traditions of a culture.

 

For over 5000 years since then, people’s wisdom has been devoted to silk, which always has new appeal with the potential that has been passed on from person to person.

 

- Japan -
If silk has chemistry with ethnicity, the Japanese and silk would be best and eternal friends.
The beauty of its color and gloss, it is as if silk was born in response to delicate Japanese sensibility.
Silk appeared in Japanese history in the era known as Yamatai Kingdom.
Since then, silk has been inherited by each generation through its long history.

 

A long time ago, silk came across the rough seas to Japan, which made the best understanding of it. The beauty of silk evolved here more than in any other country, and at the same time, silk created the traditional Japanese culture.

 

- Departure -
We have always been in the silk business. We have been committed to the development of silk threads, materials and products appropriate for everyday clothing, pursuing the potential of new silks that exploit its advantages while eliminating its disadvantages.

 

Fortunately, the original reliable research and technology of silk that have been developed in the kimono culture, still exist in Japan. There are many unique Japanese technologies and designs that are not found in other countries.
We will actively promote the fusion of silk worldwide while utilizing the treasures of Japan, and having disseminated our unique silk culture from Japan into Asia, we are now spreading to the rest of the world.