伝統工芸実演
demonstration

開催予定の伝統工芸実演

6月6日(水)~ 6月12日(火) 

『江戸小紋』中條隆一 中條康隆

中條 康隆

中條 康隆

江戸小紋とは、伊勢白子の型紙によって染められた細かい文様のことをいいます。江戸小紋には鮫、通し、行儀など、多種多様な柄があり、驚くほど細かくて精緻な文様が特徴です。

江戸小紋は江戸時代初め、武士の礼装である裃に用いられてから大きな発展を見せ、町人文化の栄えた江戸中期には一般の人々にも浸透していき、現在に至っています。

Mr. Ryuichi Nakajo

Edo Komon or Traditional Japanese Dyeing

In our Artisan Corner, Sumida-city’s excellent artisans show their technique by turns weekly.

This week, we have Mr. Ryuichi Nakajo, a master of Edo Komon or Traditional Japanese Dyeing.

Seen from the distance, Edo Komon looks a bit simple, but seen up close, you can see countless small and beautiful patterns dyed in it. Excellent artisans of Edo Komon are required to have not only high dyeing skill but also a sense of imagination.

Mr. Nakajo finds it important to always study old documents of Edo Komon, make use of the knowledge from them and pass down them from generation to generation. At the same time, attempting to create new style of Edo Komon is also indispensable.  He continuously tries to dye Edo Komon which can be handed down from parent to their children and to their grandchildren as beautiful memories of their family.