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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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Mrs. Fujiwara, Mr. Fujiwara, and Mr. Nishitani: Handloom Weavers

Mrs. Fujiwara, Mr. Fujiwara, and Mr. Nishitani: Handloom Weavers

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(p.136) Mrs. Fujiwara, Mr. Fujiwara, and Mr. Nishitani: Handloom Weavers
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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/9780520228177.003.0009

This chapter addresses the narratives of Mr. Fujiwara Tuneo, Mrs. Fujiwara Hiroko, and Mr. Nishitani Hidetaro. Mr. and Mrs. Fujiwara are both highly skilled handloom weavers. Mrs. Fujiwara worked as a demonstration weaver in the Nishijin Textile Center at the time of the first interview. She also has a twenty-year-long career in weaving. Mr. Fujiwara works for a major manufacturer producing handwoven obi. Mrs. Fujiwara's father, Mr. Nishitani, was already retired at the time of the first interview. He continued to weave at home on a handloom for a manufacturer. Noriko, Mr. and Mrs. Fujiwara's daughter, studied English in order to become an interpreter. She now lives with her husband and their two children in Germany. There are many kinds of “secret” weavers in Nishijin, including Mr. Nishitani, especially in small businesses. The old weavers are not concerned with their illegal status.

Keywords:   Mr. Fujiwara Tuneo, Mrs. Fujiwara Hiroko, Mr. Nishitani Hidetaro, handloom weavers, Nishijin Textile Center, secret weavers

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