Nure-gaki ( 濡れ描き )

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A yuzen dyeing technique where the design is painted on fabric that had been wet with glue. In contrast with kata yuzen with its clear, defined designs, nure-gaki designs are more subtle and there is more gradation in color, allowing for a more whimsical look.

In musen yuzen, first, the fabric is treated with gojiru (soy bean extract) or seawood glue to prevent blotching. Next, the fabric is kept damp while the design is painted on with liquid dye. As the design is painted directly on the fabric, the colors are much deeper. Nure-gaki is also said to be a dyeing method where color runs are a desired effect. Glue used in katasome to prevent dyeing is not used at all.
Japanese art painting methods can be used to draw life-like designs on the cloth. Ink painting styles can provide perception and depth to the designs.
Nature prints like flora and carps are often drawn on houmongi and tsukesage, portraying elegance in a quiet way.

[quote style=”boxed”]In Japanese