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Early Edo Period

The biggest characteristic of Edo Komon is that, from afar, it looks like a plain pattern. Take a closer look to find an intricate pattern that will enthrall you.
Middle Edo Period

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Various Komon Patterns

"The 3"Highest-Ranked and Most Valued Komon of Today

"Sadame Emblem"Komon Developed By Samurai Houses
House of Tokugawa
House of Tokugawa
House of Takeda
House of KagaMaeda
House of Nabeshima
House of Tokutsu

"Iware Small Emblem"Full of Common Humor

(Lucky Emblem Like The Mallet of Luck)
Sparrow in the Bamboo
(An Omen of Good Relations)
The Southern Sky
(Omen For Reversing Bad Fortune)

"Shima"More Characteristic Edo Komon

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Pattern Paper of Edo Komon
Approx. 12m Of Materials.
Perfectly aligning approx 20cm of the pattern paper together with 12 meters of the long material is the most difficult part of the process.

The detailed patterns on all of the pattern papers are completely engraved by hand by a skilled craftsman.

A beautiful lamp created from pattern paper.
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There are approximately 3000 different types of pattern paper at KOMON HIROSE.
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Working Process

1. Applying The Pattern.
The materials are stretched out on a long board, then the pattern paper is affixed above the materials by glue. The glued portion will become the white-removed pattern that is unique to Komon. 20 Centimeters of pattern paper is applied, without even the slightest of waste, to approx. 12 meters of white material. To move the pattern paper in order while matching up to the very fine pattern, the highest and most refined skills are necessary. Only the engraved area of the pattern paper is dyed, and then the pattern is dyed onto the materials.

Tools are a craftsman's life!
You can understand a workman's ability just by looking at the tools he uses.

2. Bringing Out And Matching The Colors
Dyes are mixed together to bring out the color.
Controlling the result of the finish is crucial. Getting the same color to come out again requires exceptional skills.

3. Material Color Dye (Shigoki)
At the same time the glue is applied sawdust is also used. It helps the glue to stick, protects against grinding, and helps the dyes to stick to the whole thing.

4. Steaming
Before the material color and glue dries, its placed into a steamer box and steamed at 90-100 degrees Celsius for 15 to 30 minutes.

7. Correcting The Material
The finished materials are inspected, and any loss of dye is corrected.

6. Drying
After the materials have been rinsed, they are laid out to dry then widened out by hot water.

5. Rinsing
After the materials have been steamed, glue and excess dye is rinsed away with water.

For Those Who Love Superior Quality An Edo Spirit With The Soul Of The Craftsman

Edo Komon & Silk Cashmere Reversible Muffler
Warm and Fresh! For Men and Women
A Smart and Elegant Muffler Recommended as a Gift

Pattern Amplification

Edo Komon & Silk Cashmere Reversible Stole
Freedom of Arrangement
Elegant stole with a high-class pattern with the Gokusame Pattern

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The feel of the natural materials and the Edo Komon come together in this collaboration. An elegant and high-quality Japanese umbrella.

Recommended For Both Japanese As Well As Western Wear

Pattern Amplification
Edo Komon Double-Sided
Dyeing Parasol

Silk item made from knotted silk
threads and with the Edo Komon dye.
Right down to the threads, everything is made by hand.

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A high-quality item that makes for a modern impression.

  Cushion Cover