A Traditional Craft of Aichi

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori
Handing down the skill and heart of Shibori...tie-dyeing

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori has simplicity and modesty within its brilliance.

The established technique and skill that have been cultivated through the history of hundreds of years and the sophisticated design that do not vainly follow fashion catch our hearts and enrich our ways of living. Not only as kimono, obi (kimono sash), and other yard goods, Arimatsu Narumi Shibori is popularly used in interior decoration.

In order to maintain the completed beauty of Shibori forever, the Shibori Industry Cooperative and other industry sectors are making continuous efforts to train successors, by methods such as one-to-one instruction, as an example.

Traditional craftsmen are the core of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori and are quietly and skillfully creating their products as they always have.

Materials traditionally used
  1. Cloth: silk or cotton textiles
  2. Tying thread: cotton, silk or hemp threads
Manufacturing districts
Cities of Nagoya, Okazaki, Ichinomiya, Handa, Kariya, Anjo, Tokai, Chiryu, and Toyoake
Higashiura Town and Minamichita Town in Chita County
Miyoshi Town in Nishikamo County
Date when designated as a traditional craft
September 4, 1975
Numbers of business establishments and workers
51 establishments and 344 workers
Major products
Kimono material, semi-ceremonial kimono, informal cotton kimono, neckties, handkerchief, etc.