Ouma Indigo Dye Studio, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
The koya (Indigo dyer) has the tradition of using a ritual paper kimono that is dipped in indigo for the first dyeing of the year. The first dyeing is called hatsu-zome.
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Indigo dyer, called a kon-ya in Japan, from a woodblock print in the book Shinagata komon-cho, by Hokusai Katsushika, 1824. The fabric is stretched on shinshi ready to be dipped into the indigo
This type of shinshi is used in Japan for indigo dyeing. The little hooks on either end allow the fabric to hang from the shinshi while immersing into the dyepot
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