Mikuriya dyeing and weaving

[Until you can make mikuriya and dyeing and weaving]

The number of times silk thread, cotton thread, linen thread, and yarn are soaked in indigo liquid is used to make light and shade threads. Various colored threads can be made with plant dyes other than indigo. Indigo thread

Basically, weaving fabrics from a few centimeters to a meter wide-weaving with a hand loom, such as pongee kimonos, tapestries, and clothing.

《Nagaita Chugata》
Stick a 12-meter cloth on a 7-meter board and place the glue on the pattern with a spatula. When the glue dries, soak it in an indigo jar and dye it. It is called long plate medium-sized dyeing because it uses a long plate and medium-sized paper pattern. The main use is yukata. It is also used for small patterns and visiting clothes.

"Katazome" Glue is placed on a large paper pattern with a spatula to dye goodwill and happi coats. "Drawing a cylinder" Put glue in a conical cylinder, squeeze it out by hand, and dye tapestries and furoshiki. "Draw-dyeing" The cloth is squeezed and dyed by various methods using threads.

More than 1,000 patterns that have been used since the first generation of Oharaya are stored. The paper pattern is made by applying persimmon astringency to Japanese paper, and it will eventually tear if you continue to use it, so re-engrave it. Along with re-engraving traditional patterns, new modern patterns will also be engraved. It requires patience and skill.

[Commitment to natural indigo]
《Natural Awa Ai Ash Juice Fermentation Building》
Japanese indigo is one of the natural dyes that have been used since before the Nara period, but in recent years, with the rise of dyes other than Awa indigo such as synthetic indigo and chemical indigo, our main business is indigo dyeing using sukumo indigo. The number of dye shops has decreased. At our workshop, we use only natural Awa indigo, and soak threads and cloth several times to sometimes dozens of times in lye made from wood ash, lime, bran, and indigo liquor fermented with sake in a jar embedded in the soil. Konya inherits the dyeing technique from the Edo period.

[Effort and time]
Oharaya's Shoai dyeing inherits the method from the middle of the Edo period and is dyed throughout the year. It is dyed 40 to 50 times or more to dye it in wet navy blue. There are more than 15 weaving processes, and the process from dyeing to finishing is all done by hand, and it takes two months from dyeing the thread for one Samue to finishing. It takes a lot of effort, time and effort. Therefore, mass production is not possible. By immersing it in indigo liquid many times and dyeing it, the thread becomes stronger and stronger by 50% or more.