-The tool to which a wind is sent by hand .-
Japanese indigo stencil dyeing [Ai-gatazome]
[ The cat which invites a visitor ]
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The origins of Aizome [ means indigo dyeing : probably originated in Nara
Era : A .D, 8] and Katazome[ means the dye method of using patterns : probably
originated in Muromachi Era : A .D, 15, 16 ]are not obscure , however ,
both of them have been continuously used as typical Japanese dye methods
for centuries .
Ai-gatazome developed from Aizome and Katazome and it has been one of the
most popular dye techniques in Japan .
Nagaita-chugata [means Japanese traditional summer wear called Yukata ]
is one of the most typical dye works of Ai-gatazome and it has
been familiar with Japanese people .
However , there are a few craftsman and artist who mastered the traditional techniques
Ai-gatazome in present . The masterpieces of Ai-gatazome must be created
by the craftsman and artist with excellent techniques of it .
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