Japanese dyeing and weaving techniques handed down from one generation to the next in different parts of the country have created a wide variety of fabrics and made life more convenient, comfortable and enjoyable. Today, advanced technologies are being used to create cutting-edge textiles that make life better for people around the world.
Rolls of cloth on the shelves of a kimono shop. The silk, linen and cotton fabrics were expertly woven and dyed, and will soon be made into kimono. The kimono has always set the latest styles in the world of fashion. (Collaboration: Ginza Motoji. Photos on this page by Takahashi Hitomi)