The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
48 Sendai Hira (Silk fabric)
Originating in the purveying fabric weavers employed by the Sendai domain during the mid-Edo period, this particular fabric developed into the high quality fabric used for skirting, decent enough to be presented to the Imperial Household and the family of Shogun. Only the raw silk of the highest quality and vegetable dye taken from natural plants are used as its materials. Firm and flexible weaving is made possible by unspun raw silk thread made wet and strongly struck in as both tateito (warp) and nukiito (weft). The successors of the technique were designated as the holders of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasures) in 2002.
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Stories : 3 Spreading of Culture After Masamune Designated : 14 National Intangible Cultural Property Categories : 6 Tradition of Craftsmanship since the Edo Period Regions : 1 Sendai City
Name : 48 Sendai Hira (Silk fabric) Location : 15-5 Negishi-machi, Taihaku-ku, Sendai City
- Location/Ownership/Traditional place
- Sendai City