The real thing is beautiful all the time, there is a taste that does not change constantly even in the transition of time, there is a rhythm that keeps living without shaking. Even though the generation has changed without ever fading the finished elegance can be called. We handle Oshima Tsumugi with only genuine items.


Oshima Tsumugi is the main island of Amami Oshima, the main island of the Amami archipelago in the south of Kagoshima Prefecture, where brown pongee was woven with hand-spun yarn from the Nara era, is the birthplace of Amami Oshima, a special product of Amami Oshima and spun silk thread Hand-woven fabric that is dyed mud - It is a Japanese clothes sewn with a plain weave silk cloth or silk cloth. It became popular since the Meiji era, and for Kagoshima prefecture it was an important financial source along with brown sugar.

Wonder of Dorozome

Dorozome dyes your kimono with glossy black.
Dorozome has the following features.
   1.To make wrinkles less likely
   2.To make a warm texture
   3.Protect from dirt
   4.Suppress generation of static electricity

Manufacturing Method

The production process of Oshima Tsumugi takes a half year to more than a year until it is completed, after many steps (such as over 30) of distracting steps.。
Also, because the craftsmen are dividing work for each process, Oshima Tsumugi is a culmination of craftsmen's technique.

Align the length of the thread beforehand so that the finished size of the object is uniform.
In order to tie up the kasuri in the tightening machine, you have to arrange the necessary number and tighten it with glue.
Depending on the number of warp and weft yarns, put the number of yarns in order to keep the number of yarns and funori, and dry it thoroughly with sunlight.
Kasurishime process
The characteristic of Oshima Tsumugi is in the beauty of elaborate Kasuri, but the secret is in this tightening technique.


We use Ceramium · Endocladiaceae which is seaweed of Amami Oshima as paste processing for glue application.
That is because when you use seaweed glue as a product, it has the following advantages.
  1.Insects are difficult to attach
  2.Glossy and texture is good
  3.Easy processing
  4.Stretch is good

Raphiolepis umbellata dyed

Raphiolepis umbellata dyed is necessary before Dorozome.
Dividing the trunk and roots of the raphiolepis umbellata smallly, decoct it for about 14 hours in a large kettle and dye it with dozens of times with the broth, the thread gradually turns reddish brown by the tannic acid of the raphiolepis umbellata.


By dying twenty times in the sap of the teach tree and one stroke in the muddy and repeating this three or four times, the tannic acid of the raphiolepis umbellata and the iron of the mud compound with each other and the thread is softly handled, never science It is dyed with a distinctive astringent black color that can not be synthesized with dyes.

Location & Address

Arishima kinuorimono Ltd.:Arishimakinuorimono
Postal code
21-7 Naze Minatomachi Amami-shi Kagoshima