This is a casual Nagoya Obi, produced by Juraku, one of the most famous Nishijin obi weavers.
It has a design of flower, which is woven.
Textile is thick polyester and jinken (rayon) blend, and has light touch.
The discoloration on otaiko is slight.(2nd flaw photo)
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has some stains and snags on otaiko and maegara(front patterned part), and they are bothering a little.
The smudges on maegara are rather large so disturbing.(4th flaw photo)
There are other flaws so please check detail photos.
Though it has some flaws, we hope you enjoy its elegant design!
*Kawashima Textiles Co.*
In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi
is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.