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郡上踊りと吉田川の清流で知られる奥美濃の小京都、郡上八幡。
今なお、昔ながらの手仕事文化が生きている町でもあります。

郡上本染 渡辺染物店は、江戸時代から400年以上続く日本伝統の「正藍染」を継承しています。
正藍染とは天然の藍を原料とした伝統の染色技法です。
近年、化学染料での藍染が主流となるなか、「紺屋(こうや)」と呼ばれる正藍染の染物店は数少なくなりました。
私どもの店は、1点1点、手作業で柄入れをし、何度も何度も丁寧に染めていきます。正藍染の美しさを引き出し、手作りの温かさが伝わる本物の藍染を守りつづけております。
この天然藍には防虫・抗菌効果もあるといわれ古くから風呂敷や衣類として親しまれています。
長く使うほどに紺色から青色へと変化し、海外でも「ジャパン・ブルー」として高い評価を得ております。

また、冬の大寒に、身を切るような冷たい清流で行われる「鯉のぼり寒ざらし」は、郡上八幡の冬の風物詩。
郡上本染の染め方ひとつ、カチン染めで染めた鯉のぼりは、色彩が鮮やかで、個性的です。

こうした手作りの藍染製品、鯉のぼりを、お手軽にお求めいただけるショップです。

※海外への配送は、EMS郵便物が諸事情で一時引受停止している時は、引受けが再開次第、配送手続を取ります。

郡上本染 渡辺染物店    
〒501-4222 岐阜県郡上市八幡町島谷737
Tel 0575-65-3959        
Fax 0575-65-3958
HP http://www.gujozome.jp/
mail hisiya15@quartz.ocn.ne.jp 

商標「郡上本染」は渡辺染物店 渡邊一吉の登録商標です
登録商標 第6051346号 登録商標 第6187226号

The Gujo Indigo Dye
Gujo Indigo Dye is a traditional Japanese "true indigo dye" which has been passed down from the Edo period for over 400 years. True indigo dye is a traditional dyeing method where natural indigo materials are used as opposed to the chemical dyes that are popular today, and there are few "Kouya", true indigo dying specialists operating today. Natural indigo dye is said to have an insect repellent effect and has been a prized for use in wrapping cloths and clothing since ancient times. With time the dark blues eventually fade to light blues, and the tone of true indigo dye has come to be called "Japan blue" overseas where it is highly praised as well. Also, in the "carp banners streaming in the cold", a beloved reminder of winter in Gujo Hachiman, you can enjoy the sight of brilliant carp banners that appear to be majestically swimming in the water.

The history of Gujo Indigo Dyehouse
In 1580, Watanabe indigo Dyehouse was born in Gujo Hachiman, a castle town nestled deeply in the mountains. We have passed down our dyeing techniques for over 400 years since then, evolving along with human history. In the Edo period in the castle town of Gujo Hachiman it flourished in mostly as an item for Samurai clothing, etc., and in the Taisho period there were still 17 shops in the Gujo Hachiman shopping district, but today Watanabe Dyehouse is the only one that remains. Characterized by "tsutsugaki" or tube painting, Watanabe Dyehouse draws every pattern for each item by hand, dying over and over again with the greatest care. We have maintained the proper indigo dyeing techniques that draw out the beauty of true indigo dye and convey the handcrafted warmth.

This shop is a shop where you can buy handmade indigo dye products and Carp banners.

* For delivery to foreign countries, if EMS mail is temporarily suspended due to various reasons, we will take delivery procedures as soon as underwriting resumes.

Watanabe Somemono Traditional indigo dye
737 Shimadani Hachimancho, Gujo-shi, Gifu Prefecture
Phone: +81-575-65-3959
Fax: +81-575-65-3958
HP: http://www.gujozome.jp/
mail: hisiya15@quartz.ocn.ne.jp 

The trademark "郡上本染" is a registered trademark of Watanabe Somemono Traditional indigo dye Kazuyoshi Watanabe.
Registered Trademark No. 6051346
Registered Trademark No. 6187226