Nishijin-ori Silk Ojami Cushion Collection — Traditional Kyoto Weaving Artisan Workshop Visit

Today the International Business Development Team (Nanako and Michael) here at Takaokaya visited our weaving partner in Nishijin, Kyoto’s historic weaving district. This traditional workshop weaves the unique silk for our one-of-a-kind Nishijin Silk Ojami Cushion Collection, featured in this recent ‘Kutsurogi’ blog article.

Kyoto Takaokaya Nishijin Silk Ojami Collection Weaving Artisan Workshop Visit: Jacquard Loom

Nishijin Jacquard Loom Weaving Takaokaya’s Signature ‘Rokusho Patina Green’ Silk Textile

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Product Development: A New Collection Based on Traditional Japanese Brocade Textiles

It looks like camouflage to us — but it isn’t! What is ‘funzoe’?

While we are just in the prototyping stage, we just wanted to let you know about a new collection that we are developing with Izutsu, a Kyoto textile house with 310 years of experience in the finest Japanese brocades — used for Buddhist and Shinto priest robes and temple and shrine decorations. We have have been doing prototyping with Izutsu since April and have worked on getting the fabric the appropriate lightness and weave tightness for our handcrafted cushions. Izutsu used their rare, custom-made loom for weaving priest robe fabric for summer.

Product Development: A New Collection Based on Traditional Japanese Brocade Textiles

‘Funzoe’ Pattern Monotone Ojami Cushion

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