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Awa Natural Indigo History Book in Japanese | Awagami Factory

Awa Natural Indigo History Book in Japanese | Awagami Factory

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Discover the rich culture and captivating history of Awa indigo through this book. Awa indigo dyeing, renowned for its beautiful colour, gained popularity across Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868), contributing significantly to Tokushima's economy and culture. Today, indigo dye artisans in Tokushima strive to uphold this tradition, ensuring its legacy continues. Awa indigo remains a major contributor to Japan's indigo colour industry, supporting JAPAN BLUE. Adding this book to your coffee table collection will enhance its style and glamour.

Size: A4
Language: Japanese

The Awagami Factory in Tokushima prefecture produces Awa washi (paper) with a 1,300-year history. Awa washi, made from kozo (paper mulberry), is known for its handmade quality, providing strength, tear-resistance, and a soft, gentle touch. During the Edo period (1603-1868), indigo-dyed Awa washi became popular across Japan, remaining a specialty of Tokushima. While Awa washi declined in many regions after World War II due to the introduction of western paper, Awagami Factory, established in 1950, has championed the appeal of this traditional craft both domestically and internationally. Today, the company has diversified the applications of Awa washi to adapt to changing trends, earning recognition from the art industry.

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