紬〜English

〜Tsumugu 紬〜
The verb tsumugu (“to weave”) and the noun tsumugi (“fine silks”) are part of Japan’s centuries-long craft traditions.

Our name gives the reading of one to the kanji of the other.The spoken verb represents our wish to create new tapestries of experience for those who hold a special place in their hearts for kimono and for those who are interested in experiencing kimono for the first time.
The written noun represents finished products through which we can give new life to the history and lives of garments.


A Special Addition To Your Special Day

Wedding Support

Our experience with weddings includes the production of an entire day’s sartorial experience for a large group of international clients visiting Japan for a wedding. From adults to toddlers, we handled everything from remote selection of formal wear styles based on image data, provision and appointing of large traditional dressing rooms facilities close to the venue, pre-event guidance and kimono manuals, and prompt and discreet on-site re-touch and costume malfunction services.

Quotations: Extremely competitive rates, contact for estimate

Global Ceremonial Attire Support

We can provide skilled dressing assistance in Japan and overseas. We have kimono, obi and and other accessories for every occasion, including coming-of-age-ceremonies. Especially overseas, where we can also function as guides and interpreters, we love to see the “beautiful” and “amazing” reactions of clients and passers-by. We have been called as far afield as Canada for our services.

Quotations: Extremely competitive rates, contact for estimate

International Artists, International Experiences

For one full week every summer, our home town hosts one of Japan’s largest international festivals. From 2018, we were tasked with collecting used yukata and setting up “Experience Days” forthe overseas artists. We think that all were very impressed by their cultural adventure and by the generosity of local townspeople. We thank the many benefactors who donated clothing and time towards this project.

Quotations: Extremely competitive rates, contact for estimate

 

 

Our Origin

One April day, an email arrived from overseas.A Japanese friend due to marry in France could not find local Japanese kimono, or kitsuke experts.We took the chance. Borrowed kimono in hand, we flew to Europe to help out. This became our inspiration to start thinking about Tsumugu: the reactions of the guests; how they appreciated the beauty of kimono; the cheers, the smiles, the memories.