My Japan Weaving Tour – Day 6

Day 6. To-ji Shrine Flea Market. Here is my loot after 5 hours of serious shopping. We arrived at 7:30 and left at 12:30.

There were lots and lots of textile vendors. By noon this one was a mob scene. We were glad we went early.


This couple sold things dyed with green persimmons. I wore a scarf I dyed with green persimmon dye from Japan so we had a little conversation.


Another couple with green persimmon dyed things. I bought a hat that will keep off sun and rain.

Yet another persimmon dyer. It was really fun to find these dyers. Some also sold the dye. I liked seeing the variety of colors you can get. Kakishibu is the word for persimmon and I pronounced it so I was understood so we could connect right away.

3 thoughts on “My Japan Weaving Tour – Day 6”

  1. Looks like a great stash already! How long is this trip?
    Did you learn what kind of mordant is used for persimmon in Japan?


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