safflower dyeing

A town of red textilesOitama tsumugi is an advanced craft of dyeing and weaving that developed in different varieties in Yonezawa, Nagai and Shirataka. It is designated as a national traditional craft. In recent years, it has become popular to try your hand at the traditional craft of safflower dyeing, or benibana-zome.

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紅花染/米沢市 benibanazome/yonezawashi

紅花は7月初めにアザミに似た鮮黄色の花をつける植物で、江戸時代には最上紅花として全国に名を馳せた。 山形県の花にも指定されてい..

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