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Japanese culture produces a mind that treasures things and uses them to the very end

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Japanese culture produces a mind that treasures things and uses them to the very end


Kimono studio Takeda

Address: 1562 Miyoshimachi, Miyoshi, Hiroshima 728-0021 Call: 0824-62-2762 Business Hours: 10 am - 3 pm Closed: Wednesday, Sundays and holidays

Japanese people have a mind that treasures things and uses them to the very end which results in a specific skill, "sakiori".
Kimonos and ties that aren't worn anymore will be reborn as tanmono (a roll of cloth) by being separated and then re-woven.
The process of sakiori is to take a kimono apart by removing the seams, wash it, dry it, iron it, separate it into strands and then re-weave them. Every step requires close attention, but Takeda is very skillful and diligent.

A workshop on sakiori is also available if you make a reservation where you can feel the warm feeling of reincarnation through making something with sakirori.

The direction of a separation can change the texture of the tanmono completely. Some clothes are difficult to separate in certain directions, so sometimes Takeda uses a pair of scissors to cut the cloth into smaller pieces in order to produce a certain texture.
Sakiori can be an art of coincidence because you can't guess what kind of design it will be based on the original patterns of clothes until it's finished. Takeda has used clothes, ties and even wood shavings. Dying a white cloth and shading it with natural colors from plants is one example of the various interesting possibilities of sakiori.

These tanmono are 35 cm by 200 cm which is a good size for a centerpiece or placing on top of drawers, and goes well with both Japanese-style and western-style homes. At her shop she sells bags and other things made through sakiori. All of the patterns and designs are original and can only be seen only at this shop.

Kimono studio Takeda holds a workshop on sakiori by reservation. She teaches how to make a coaster-sized tannmono with a weaving machine in 20~30 minutes. It's a private lesson so that she can teach thoroughly.

Takeda sells a woman’s vest made from heko obi (a cord tied around the waist of a woman's kimono to hold it in place before tying on the obi) and clothes made from old summer kimono, kimono that were lying in a wardrobe find new life and are used again.

The shop also has a retro ‘Koinobori’(Japanese carp-shaped streamer) and an apron from a sake sake shop which were both bought in Tokyo, the atmosphere of the store itself is very tasteful. Even young people sometimes come to the shop to buy secondhand clothes.

The building was originally built in the Taishou period and served as a charcoal dealer, which has a typical design in Miyoshicho called "omoteya zukuri" that extends about 100 meter from the entrance and even reaches the backside street.

Sitting down in the chairs in front of the shop while looking around the Miyoshi St. shopping district is a good break while walking around the district.


店舗名 Kimono studio Takeda
所在地 1562 Miyoshimachi, Miyoshi, Hiroshima 728-0021
営業時間 10 am - 3 pm
お休み Wednesday, Sundays and holidays
電話番号 0824-62-2762