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The meticulous but whimsical ethos of these Edoites can be seen in their komon (fine patterns).
Edo komon textiles look almost like solid colors from far away, but when viewed up close, they reveal countless tiny dots and shapes.
If you look carefully, you see that the small squares are actually comprises of numerous tiny dots.

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  • Title: Kimono
  • Original Source: Saotome dyeing factory
  • Photographer: Tadayuki Minamoto

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