Tegaki yuzen ( 手描き友禅 )

[`evernote` not found]
Digg にシェア
LinkedIn にシェア
StumbleUpon にシェア

Tegaki yuzen

A yuzen dyeing technique characterized by hand-painted designs in contrast to kata yuzen (stencil dyeing). Most pieces are one-of-a-kind.
Yuzen dyeing was developed through combining the methods used by the samurai class and the common people to dye their kosode. Most of the patterned kosode of the Edo era wer dyed using this method.

Yuzen saishiki (coloring-in) is a method found to make the color dyes from China and Southeast Asia look beautiful on soft fabric. It is said to be influenced by the chintz dyeing methods used in other countries.
In Edo, it was fashionable to have a painter named Miyazaki Yuzen paint on the sleeves of one’s kimono. Typical Yuzensai prints are hananomaru-moyou, shikashi-moyou, share-moyou and ouchou-moyou. During the late Edo period, gold Rimpa prints were created which brought about modern yuzen prints.
Tegaki yuzen is a process made up of dozens of individual steps such as jinoshi (straightening the cloth), shita e (sketching the design) and mushi (steaming the cloth). As the colors are dyed according to the design, in Kyo-yuzen, each step is handled by a specialist called a shou. In the later years of his life, Miyazaki Yuzen moved to Kaga (current-day Ishikawa) and developed Kaga-yuzen, which was based on nature and used 5 basic colors. The differences between these techniques and the Tokyo yuzen technique, which is created by one craftsman, can be seen.

[quote style=”boxed”]In Japanese