5697 Kyoto Black Sashiko Shirts -38

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5697 Kyoto Black Sashiko Shirts

These shirts are made by reproducing the indigo under-dyeing technique, which is a technique of Kyoto black crested dyeing. The deep and powerful black created by layering indigo and black over and over again is the "ultimate black" that can only be expressed by Kyoto Black Dyeing. The base fabric is 14.0oz original selvedge sashiko. Nut buttons are used for the buttons. Kyoto Black Dyeing pursues black, which is not only a substantial black color, but also the color of the power of the spirit that governs the feelings of the Japanese people. Please enjoy the "ultimate black" of Kyoto black-dyeing, which was created through the relentless pursuit of black.


 


Kyoto Black Dyeing


The history of Kyoto Black dyeing dates back to the Heian period (794-1185). At that time, sumi ink dyeing, in which the fabric is dyed with sumi ink, was used. In the Edo period (1603-1867), in order to express a deep black color, a technique called "BENI-shita" and "Ai-Shita" was used to under-dye the fabric with BENI(deep red) and AI(indigo), respectively. At that time, the fabric was dyed black using a vegetable dye called "binroji". Black clothing with family's crest dyed with "binroji" dye was said to be so strong that it could not be pierced by swords. And it became popular among samurai. In the Meiji era (1868-1912), it became popular among the general public when the haori hakama was made the first formal attire for men. In order to produce a deep color, black dyeing is done by repeating the preliminary dyeing process many times and layering the colors. Black dyeing requires a lot of time and effort, and is based on the unique intuition of the dyeing artisan's skills and long years of experience. The dyeing process is repeated dozens of times by moving the fabric up and down while slightly changing the temperature of the dye. As time went by, the technique of Kyoto Black dyeing evolved with the dye craftsmen's insatiable pursuit of the real black. In 1979, Kyoto Black dyeing was designated as a national traditional craft. The black that Kyoto Black dyeing pursues It is not only the color of black in substance, but also the color of the power of the spirit that governs the feelings of the Japanese people. The "ultimate" of Kyoto Black dyeing was born from the insatiable pursuit of black.
Please enjoy the "ultimate black" of Kyoto black dyeing, which was created through the relentless pursuit of black.

We are proud to offer free express worldwide shipping on orders over $150.

We use world-class courier companies like EMS, FedEx and DHL to ship products.

We strive to ship from our warehouse within 2 to 3 days of receiving an order and our customers typically receive their orders within a few days of shipping. Please note that we have no control over customs authorities in your country, which may from time to time delay the delivery of a package or, in rare situations, request for additional information or fees. We will do our best to assist you with any customs issues. Just reach out to us! 

These shirts are made by reproducing the indigo under-dyeing technique, which is a technique of Kyoto black crested dyeing. The deep and powerful black created by layering indigo and black over and over again is the "ultimate black" that can only be expressed by Kyoto Black Dyeing. The base fabric is 14.0oz original selvedge sashiko. Nut buttons are used for the buttons. Kyoto Black Dyeing pursues black, which is not only a substantial black color, but also the color of the power of the spirit that governs the feelings of the Japanese people. Please enjoy the "ultimate black" of Kyoto black-dyeing, which was created through the relentless pursuit of black.


 


Kyoto Black Dyeing


The history of Kyoto Black dyeing dates back to the Heian period (794-1185). At that time, sumi ink dyeing, in which the fabric is dyed with sumi ink, was used. In the Edo period (1603-1867), in order to express a deep black color, a technique called "BENI-shita" and "Ai-Shita" was used to under-dye the fabric with BENI(deep red) and AI(indigo), respectively. At that time, the fabric was dyed black using a vegetable dye called "binroji". Black clothing with family's crest dyed with "binroji" dye was said to be so strong that it could not be pierced by swords. And it became popular among samurai. In the Meiji era (1868-1912), it became popular among the general public when the haori hakama was made the first formal attire for men. In order to produce a deep color, black dyeing is done by repeating the preliminary dyeing process many times and layering the colors. Black dyeing requires a lot of time and effort, and is based on the unique intuition of the dyeing artisan's skills and long years of experience. The dyeing process is repeated dozens of times by moving the fabric up and down while slightly changing the temperature of the dye. As time went by, the technique of Kyoto Black dyeing evolved with the dye craftsmen's insatiable pursuit of the real black. In 1979, Kyoto Black dyeing was designated as a national traditional craft. The black that Kyoto Black dyeing pursues It is not only the color of black in substance, but also the color of the power of the spirit that governs the feelings of the Japanese people. The "ultimate" of Kyoto Black dyeing was born from the insatiable pursuit of black.
Please enjoy the "ultimate black" of Kyoto black dyeing, which was created through the relentless pursuit of black.

We are proud to offer free express worldwide shipping on orders over $150.

We use world-class courier companies like EMS, FedEx and DHL to ship products.

We strive to ship from our warehouse within 2 to 3 days of receiving an order and our customers typically receive their orders within a few days of shipping. Please note that we have no control over customs authorities in your country, which may from time to time delay the delivery of a package or, in rare situations, request for additional information or fees. We will do our best to assist you with any customs issues. Just reach out to us!