Today's featured textile design is "miyako dance". This new textile design just came out last month, and is used in our tenugui towel.
"Miyako Dance" is seen when the beautiful Maiko (apprentice geisha) from Kyoto's Gion district all dress up in their gorgeous kimono and perform their dance, known as Miyako dance, among a stage full of blooming cherry blossom trees.
This is a staple event for Kyoto in April, having been celebrated for around 130 years.
Maiko, lined up together and wearing blue kimono with a cherry blossom pattern, look truly glamorous. Through the image of Kimono, Kyoto's enfevered richness is expressed, welcoming in the Spring season.
(written by Katsuji Wakisaka, translated by Chinatsu and Rodorigo)