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Tokamachi Kimono Festival 2023

Tokamachi is one of Japan’s leading producers of kimonos. 👘
Tokamachi is famous for its Akashi Chijimi, Tokamachi Yuzen, Tokamachi Tsumugi, Kuroe Baori, and Majorika Omeshi. If you’re a Kimono enthusiast, you would have come across these names at least once, haven’t you?

In Tokamachi, every year in May, they hold the Tokamachi Kimono Festival.

▼The 47th Tokamachi Kimono Festival

The main street, which serves as the primary venue for the Tokamachi Kimono Festival, turns into a pedestrian paradise with events such as Yukata shows and the sale of recycled Kimonos.

At the Tokamachi Kimono Festival, you can enjoy various experiences related to Kimonos.
This time, I tried Sakiori.
Sakiori involves tearing unused fabric into strips and reusing them as threads for weaving, creating a recycled textile.
I struggled with handling the shuttle (a tool used to pass the weft thread) because I’m not very adept at it. 😢

After walking a lot, I treated myself to a butterbur sprout cheesecake at the cafe in the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Contemporary Art Museum MonET. ✨
It had the flavor of butterbur sprouts, and it was delicious.

Our photos have been featured in the “Satoyama Note” by the Tokamachi City Tourism Association! Thank you very much!

Sharing Tokamachi’s rich nature and traditions with the world through Uonuma Koshihikari rice.

We, Tokamachi Gonbe, love the nature and traditions of Tokamachi, crafting Uonuma Koshihikari rice.
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