Searching all of Japan for handcrafted items that express its heart and soul, our proprietor, KASHIYUKA, presents things that bring a bit of luxury to everyday life. This outing’s discovery is maiwai-zome. Its lineage includes the colorful flags that olden fishing boats flew to announce their return with bounty. It’s a dye process celebratory in feeling, coming from the fishing town of Kamogawa in Chiba prefecture.
Amazing! The dynamic appeal of Japanese painting transcended time and place to reconnect in another form that survives to this day.
Maiwai-zome by Kamogawa Maiwai Somemoto Suzusome
Right: Noren curtain in maiwai-zome. Approx. 75 cm x 110 cm. Left: Long jacket (iwaigi) with stenciled images of good fortune like the demigods Daikoku-sama and Ebisu-sama, crane and sea bream. The base is dyed in indigo. Made to order, from ¥40,000 yen each. ／Kamogawa Maiwai Somemoto Suzusome 620-1, Yokosuka, Kamogawa-shi, Chiba. TEL 04 7092 1531.
Yuka Kashino, known as KASHIYUKA, is a member of the electro-pop group Perfume. Their newest single "Time Warp" is out now.
The trio have also revealed that they’ll be releasing "Perfume Costume Book 2005-2020" set to hit on Oct. 23.This photo book beautifully showcases 15 years of costumes that have shaped Perfume’s image and aesthetic. http://www.perfume-web.jp