Nagoya Kuromontsuki-zome (dyeing process for black crested kimono)
From hand to hand -- Passing on skill and beauty
Many people wear a kuromontsuki, or a black crested kimono,
as a formal dress on ceremonial occasions.
Being made completely by hand,
kuromontsuki-dyed kimono is incomparable in warm touch and durableness.
In order to preserve and hand down the technique and skill for making such a wonderful product,
the industry is now focusing on the training and guidance of successors under the leadership of the Cooperatives Association.
- Materials traditionally used
- Cloth: silk textile
- Manufacturing districts
- Cities of Nagoya and Nishio,
- and Shikatsu Town in Nishikasugai County
- Date when designated as a traditional craft
- April 27, 1983
- Numbers of business establishments and workers
- 22 establishments and 77 workers
- Major products
- kimono material
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori / Tokonameyaki / Nagoya Butsudan
Mikawa Butsudan / Toyohashi Writing Brushes / Akazuyaki
Okazaki Stonemasonary / Nagoya Kiritansu / Nagoya Yuzen
Nagoya Kuromontsuki-zome / Owarishippo / Seto Sometsukeyaki