Mr. Fujimoto Yoshito is the fifth generation of Japan velvet textile industry Co., Ltd. established in 129 years ago. (it was founded in 1887) They are the oldest factory of velvet taken over weaving method from Edo period exist in Japan now. He is devoting all his time to create new craft works and try to leave traditional techniques as the wisdom of ancestors, to later generations.
In Japan, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu who were in
the leadership position during the Sengoku Period, used habitually the velvet as
the high quality products. Today, their Jinbaori (sleeveless campaign jacket worn
over armor) and vest as a relic has been preserved throughout Japan.
This factory is the oldest velvet textile one currently service in Japan.
Mr. Fujimoto guides his factory with the atmosphere of the Meiji Period and performs velvet fabric. You can also take a look his traditional crafts. If you want
it, they are available off the shelf directly.
Tour fee: 6000JPY/person
Number of Participant: Max 20 Min 2
Meeting point: JR Sagano Line Sonobe Staion
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