The history of Yuzen dyeing dates back to the early to mid Edo Period. Yuzensai Miyazaki (dates unknown), who played an active role in fan decoration, designed “Yuzen” patterns for kosode kimonos, and his patterns became very popular. Dyeing techniques involving the use of rice paste to prevent color transfer and partial coloring were established in those days. These techniques made it possible to use Yuzen Miyazaki’s free-style designs, and enabled a variety of expression in kimono dyeing. Yuzen dyeing is thought to have been named after Yuzen Miyazaki.