180809 About Kyoto dyeing gradation kimonos
【 About Kyoto dyeing gradation kimonos】
We provide kimonos dyed in Kyoto and sewed in Japan or China. We also provide kimonos both dyed and sewed in China.
In this page, we would like to introduce Kyoto dyeing gradation kimonos to you.
In recent years, gradation of Japanese kimonos are improved.
We would like to introduce the improved points to you.
The great improvement of gradation is that the boundary of shade of gradation become more pretty and natural.
And we call it BOKEASHI.
Dyeing craftsmen improve the technologies to dye and make BOKEASHI happened.
This is the first pattern with pretty BOKEASHI dyed from craftsmen.
I still remember the moment when dyeing craftsmen said “ For the first time, we can make such pretty BOKEASHI”.
This traditional pattern “snow ring” called “YUKIWA”, which including 3 color gradations.
The gradation of shade doesn’t appear extremely clearly.
It vary from dark color to pale color gently and naturally, so that the gradation is pretty.
Like this YUKIWA pattern, we can dye such big pattern with pretty gradation nowadays.
JISOME is a feature of Kimonos made in Japan.
Briefly, JISOME is dyeing the white fabric with pale color before creating gradation.
This kimono was made by JISOME and appears pale beige color.
From this photo, you can see white color of the kimono. But the color of fabric is not white but cream color which is close to white color. Cream color makes the kimono elegant.
In this kimono, pattern was designed by hand-drawn line. And the fabric has 2 color vertical gradation.
Comparing with other roller printing kimonos, the length of pattern of this kimono was lengthened.
Since the length of pattern is longer, design can be improved. Kimonos with 2 color vertical gradation also had changed.
Such a kimono is not old pattern. With improvement of dyeing technologies, it had been evolved.
With the dyeing way called JISOME, this white-looking part is gentle and natural.
As the same as this pattern, we addα, use new methods of drawing pattern or change the coordination of traditional patterns to create new kimonos.
These patterns are representative of new gradation kimonos.
More and more new patterns are created.
This kimono has 3 color gradations. It added lines of traditional pattern which called TATEWAKU to kimonos.
Actually, the plain part of this kimono is a traditional pattern called SAMEKOMON.
It is popular to create kimonos by adding some new patterns to traditional patterns. The new patterns are made by modern technologies.
Dyeing craftsmen in Kyoto also agree that the difference between kimonos made in Japan and China is the beauty of gradation.
If you come to our shop, please have a look on gradation of kimonos.