Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Kimonos on the Myoshoji river

On friday morning I travelled out to Nakai to experience a once yearly event along the Myoshoji river called some-no-komichi. This is an area where there were many kimono dyeing factories along the river that were used regularly up until the 1950s. After dyeing, the fabrics were washed in the river and hung above it to dry in the sun. Once a year, the some-no-komichi event is held to honor the workers who dyed the fabrics, and local kimono shops have donated kimono pieces to display across the river. It looked stunning in the morning sun. You can find out more about it here.

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