Revive Nishijin Textiles and tell it to future generations
Mr. Makoto Sakai, Nishijin Textiles craftworker, founded in 1988 and has produced Nishijin Textiles fabric mainly in kimono belt. Nishijin Textiles has been crowned with artisans from the Nishijin area in Kyoto since 1467, and has been in production since the birth of Nishijin Textiles 550 years. However, the origin of the technology dates back to the Kofun period, and based on that, it is the basis of technology that has been inherited for over a thousand years. Nishijin Textiles is a technique of weaving weaving various patterns using previously dyed yarn. The combination of the technology, the heaviness of the pattern "weave", fine grain is putting its name as the leading weaving technology in Japan. However, in modern Japan, the culture of wearing kimonos and kimonos is limited to special scenes, and the demand of Nishijin Textiles is decreasing with such a change in the times. Under such circumstances, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our foundation in 2018, but "we can not let Nishijin Textiles technology decline" "I want to make Nishijin Textiles technology touches in various situations" Mr. Takahiro Sakai (2nd generation) with a strong feeling of not only bands, but also challenging product development rooted in the living environment. It is my second wishes that Mr. Takahiro Sakai wishes to develop technology based on the belt to not only kimono but also various products and usage scenes, "I want to contribute to Nishijin Textiles's technology inheritance and progress".