Because basho threads are sensitive to dryness, the weft is soaked in water before weaving and the warp applied with mist while weaving. Rainy days and the rainy season (May to mid-June) are most suited to weaving. It generally takes three to four weeks to weave one bolt of bashofu.


  • Title: Weaving, Basho-fu
  • Subject Keywords: Folk art
  • Rights: Photo: Murabayashi Chikako

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