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The Silk Weavers of KyotoFamily and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry$
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Tamara Hareven

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228177

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001

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Mr. and Mrs. Nagahama: Cottage Weavers of Wedding Kimono on the Tango Peninsula

Mr. and Mrs. Nagahama: Cottage Weavers of Wedding Kimono on the Tango Peninsula

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(p.295) Mr. and Mrs. Nagahama: Cottage Weavers of Wedding Kimono on the Tango Peninsula
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The Silk Weavers of Kyoto
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Tamara K. Hareven

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0019

Mr. Nagahama Jouichi and Mrs. Nagahama Minako live in Takanashi. Their weaving shed is across the street from their home on the edge of the sea, in what used to be their fish-house. Mr. and Mrs. Nagahama weave uchikake — the magnificent brocade wedding coats worn by brides over kimono. The technique for weaving uchikake is similar to that of obi, however, it differs in the complexity of the designs and the colors. Mrs. Nagahama does most of the weaving. Her husband weaves occasionally and helps with the preparatory work. Their oldest son was a student at Kyoto University at the time of the interview. Mrs. Nagahama said that unless they are educated, they cannot do anything other than weaving.

Keywords:   Mr. Nagahama Jouichi, Mrs. Nagahama Minako, Takanashi, weaving, uchikake, wedding kimono

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