Today was the first day of ‘Some no Komichi‘, a 3 day event held in Nakai/ Nakaochiai to celebrate the area’s rich history in Japanese dyed fabrics. Traditionally, newly dyed kimono fabrics were hung out to dry outside the factories, along the Myoshoji River. During this event, 50-60 long pieces of colorful kimono fabrics is draped above the same river. The event takes you back in time as you walk along the river and visit the workshops of local craftsmen. The shop fronts are also decorated with beautifully hand dyed Noren (Japanese curtains). ‘Some no Komichi’ will be on till Sunday 2 March 2014. Do check it out if you are in Tokyo!
Kimono workshop open house