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Framed Yuzen velvet “Pathway”, Kiyomizu San'nenzaka Art Museum Collection

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

After the confusion of the Edo period, when Japan entered into the Meiji Period, international trade rose. In this context in 1878, the twelfth generation Kyoto artisan, Nishimura Sozaemon (now called Chiso), developed an artstic textile named yuzen velvet. He applied yuzen techniques to velvet and also brushed up part of the surface to create a three dimensional efect through contrasting textures. Although these textiles look like paintings at first, they have a distinctive feel that is quite.

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  • Title: Framed Yuzen velvet “Pathway”, Kiyomizu San'nenzaka Art Museum Collection
  • Location: Kiyomizu San'nenzaka Art Museum
  • Subject Keywords: Yuzen Velvet, Velvet, Kyoto
  • Rights: © Kiyomizu San'nenzaka Art Museum
  • External Link: Kiyomizu San'nenzaka Art Museum

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