Japanese Textile Museum’s Jigoku Collection of Japanese Textiles is a museum
Jigokusu, Japanese textile patterns.
Photo by Yuriy Shtykovskiy/Getty ImagesJapanese textile patterns are a global art form.
The most famous is the Jigoki-ryu, a collection of more than 300 hand-stitched, textured silk and cotton threads woven together in the style of ancient Japanese carpentry.
Other renowned collections of hand-made, handmade textile designs include the Kojinji, a hand-painted, handmade book about the history of Japanese art and design, and the Kugane, a paper-cutout print of the original painting of Katsura on a kimono.
In both cases, these collections are held in museums around the world, and can range from the lavish to the small.
The Jigoka Collection is a Japanese textile museum in Jigokyashi, a town in the central mountains of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
The collection was designed by Masanori Muto, a renowned artist who died in 2008.
The museum, which is open from September through March, showcases more than 100 pieces of handmade textile from around the globe.
One of the most striking collections is a small, intricately hand-worked silk scarf called Kugade.
This scarf has a decorative pattern inked on the back and is hand-finished in black ink.
The pattern was originally printed on a cloth-covered paper sheet, but the scarf has been hand-weaved in this way ever since.
Muto’s original design was printed on bamboo strips, which were then wrapped in cotton yarn and rolled into a long, tapered scarf.
The hand-crafted pattern is also the same as one on the scarf’s front, which reads “Taketara-taketaya” (meaning “a beautiful scarf with a small hand pattern”), a phrase used to describe the style.
The scarf is an obvious homage to Muto.
“Kugade” was first printed on the front of a cloth napkin, and was eventually folded and hand-folded into the original design, which has now been cut and sewn onto a fabric napkin.
The handmade scarf, as well as other Muto pieces, are sold at the museum for ¥5,200 ($1,600), which is equivalent to around $1,200 USD.
In addition to the hand-sculpted patterns, the Jiggokusa Collection also includes a collection titled the “Kanji Collection,” a collection consisting of hand made embroidery patterns and patterns of the kanji characters, and “Hiragana Collection,” featuring a collection comprising of hand embroideries and kanji patterns.
The Hiragana and Japanese characters, which are also printed on cloth, are made in the same way as the printed kanji in hand-printed paper.
The textiles are available for sale at the Jijikosho shop on the second floor of the museum, as a gift for the museum’s visitors, or for a special occasion, such as a wedding or other occasion.
Mato is an internationally acclaimed artist who has lived in Japan for more than a century.
His work is among the most unique in the world.
Mura-san, the main character of the manga and anime “Jigoku-bu”, a story about a boy who discovers a mysterious, ancient Japanese textiles factory, is a student at a Japanese art school.
When he discovers the existence of this factory, Mura becomes obsessed with it and starts making handmade textile pieces in order to become a skilled artist.
Mural of “Jijikokusan” by Mura Mura, a main character in the manga series “Jiboku-Bu”.
The Hirayama Museum is located at 7-10 Harajuku-dori, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo 110-0068.
For more information on the museum visit their website.