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Kakegawa Station 

[Kakegawa handwoven kudzufu]

A fabric woven with time and care using natural fibers

Kakegawa handwoven kudzufu is an entirely handmade fabric woven from wild kudzu, a pea family plant which inhabits fields and mountains. It is durable and has the distinctive texture of natural fibers, a chic luster and an austerely elegant color. A hundred kilos of wild, hand-picked kudzu are needed for every kilo of finished kudzu thread, the production of which requires many steps. The fabric that results from all this time and care is put to use in all sorts of products such as bags, coin purses, scrolls, wall paper and curtain cloth.
Posted photos Main Kudzufu handweaving
Three photos Upper left License for kudzufu sale (Edo period), upper right Ozaki Kappu Kogei (interior), lower kudzufu products: bag, wallet, name card holder, coin purse and Japanese zori sandals

Stores where you can purchase Kakegawa kudzufu handicrafts

● Ozaki Kappu Kogei Corporation
Address 3-4 Shiroshita, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka
Phone +81-537-24-2222 (English available)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday and holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Year-end and New Years
Price Coin purse 2,000 yen
Pen case 3,000 yen
Name card holder 3,200 yen
Wallet (large) 7,500 yen
Fan 10,000 yen
Hat 14,000 yen
Bag 14,000 yen to 39,000 yen
Zori from 18,000 yen
Access Approx. 8-minute walk from "Kakegawa Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://ozaki-kuzufu.jp/

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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