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Main production area

Morioka City, Hanamaki City


"Indigo dyeing" indicates that the dye has a special color. In other words, what dyes blue using only the natural pigments contained in the leaves of the plant called Ai (vertebrate annual) is called indigo dyeing. Indigo dyeing has been practiced in Japan since ancient times, but in the late Edo period, with the spread of cotton, it spread throughout the country with the spread of cotton. Technology.

History / History

When Japanese indigo dyeing in the early Meiji era was at its most advanced stage, the first Fujisaburo repeatedly trained in dye shops in Ichinoseki, Hachinohe and Hanamaki. The signboard of "Aizen Mansemono" was fried on the ground. Since then, most dyes have been replaced by chemical dyes, and the times when indigo dyeing was the hardest, in the 1960s and 1950s, continued in small detail. In 1986, the factory was relocated when Morioka Handicraft Village was opened, and inherited the traditional techniques as they are to date.

how to use

When used, color transfer may occur, but the attached blue color will be removed by washing with water. The color becomes lighter after long-term use. Also, the whole color may be dull. If you soak it in hot water at around 60 degrees for 30-60 minutes, the bluish tint will become even more and the white spot will become white.

Main products

  • Maron bag: 5,500 yen + tax
  • Rafu hemp muffler: 15,000 yen + tax
  • Tie: 15,000 yen + tax
  • Table center: 4,500 yen + tax ~

Award calendar

1963 1st Iwate Dyeing and Weaving and Crafts Exhibition Special Selection, 1986 15th Special Product Competition Bronze Award, 1988 17th Special Product Competition Gold Award, 1990 20th Special Product Competition Copper Award, 1992 Received the 22nd Special Product Competition Gold Award, 1993 Iwate Prefecture Excellence Technician Award, 1994 Iwate Japan Culture Award, 2015 Modern Craftsman Award, 2016 Iwate Prefecture Youth Excellence Technician Award

Manufacturing process

Refining of cloth and thread and refining and design pattern making → pattern processing → dye making (indigo) → dyeing → finishing → fine sewing → products

contact information

Someya Takiura Co., Ltd.


Iwate Prefecture Hanamaki City