Nanbu Sakiori — traditional recycle weaving ―

We seek to create pleasure in our daily lives
And to preserve the warmth of handcrafted works

Nanbu Sakiori is a style of weaving which originated in the Nanbu region, namely, old kimono cloth torn into thin pieces of string is woven on a primitive loom called JIBATA.
In the Edo era, this northern part of Japan couldn’t produce cotton because of the cold weather.  Cotton was very precious, so, old kimonos were recycled again and again and finally torn into strings and woven and reproduced as a new thick and warm cloth.
The Nanbu Sakiori technique almost vanished with modernization. Nanbu Sakiori Hozonkai (Society for Preserving Nanbu Sakiori) , for over 40 years, has engaged in preserving the fine art of manual weaving which our ancestors created.  We have developed weaving products to meet the modern customers’ needs. We hope more people will come to know the splendor of hand-woven products.  We also offer an opportunity for our visitors to experience the fun of traditional weaving.

Nanbu Sakiori (Nanbu Sakiori weaving) is certified
by Aomori Prefectural Government as one of the traditional hand crafts.