White patterns line the indigo blue cloth to create Kurume Kasuri, textiles dyed using a technique invented by a 12-year-old girl named Inoue Den in Kurume City over 200 years ago. The textiles are made by weaving white cotton yarn that has been knotted and dyed indigo blue. The unique patterns and textures gained common acceptance, and thanks to the efforts made by the Arima clan to protect the technique, it was able to undergo signifiant development. While it was used primarily by farmers in the past, there are now an abundant variety of products using the textiles (even wedding dresses!), and the style is well-liked by many people.
32-28 Chuo Town, Kurume City, Fukuoka
*Kano Nishodo (Momenya)
2-7-25 Saifu, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
|Address||839-0809 In the Kurume Regional Industry Promotion Center; 5-8-5 Higashi Aikawa, Kurume City, Fukuoka|
Kurume Kasuri Union
|Genre||Crafts (Products and Specialties) Specialties and Souvenirs (Products and Specialties)|
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