NISHIKI -the weaving of light-

by Takashi

Nishiki, the most impressive fabric in the world.

 When I first saw Nishiki, I didn't notice it was weaving. It thought it was drawing.

The woven fabric was more luxury and sensitive than any other fabric I've ever seen.

A Polish man,who saw Nishiki at the exhibition in Europe, said,"This is the weaving of light."

The exhibition was held in Hungary, Pohland, France, Italy and Finland.


Nishiki is weaven with coloured silken threads. The threads are thicker than other threads, so the fabric made of them has asperity on the surface. The asperity reflects light. Nishiki shows various expression by the reflection of light, depending on the intensity and angle of light. So the German called Nishiki the weaving of light.

NISHIKI  -the weaving of light-


 This weaving of light is produced through many processes, such as designing the print, making silken threads, dyeing the threads, weaving cloth and many other processes. Each process has each artisan. The best techniques of art and craft of Japan are condensed into Nishiki. One of the works of Nishiki is displayed on the wall of a room of the state guest house.


The craft center of Nishiki is located in Kyoto.

NISHIKI  -the weaving of light-

Real gold is used on the golden part of this work. I believe Nishiki is totally defferent from other fabrics you have ever seen and I'm happy if you are interested in and feel like seeing Nishiki. I've made the tour that contains the visit to the craft center which is lacated in Kyoto.


 If you are interested in Nishiki or plunning to visit Kyoto, please contact me.

I believe your travel in Japan must be more impressive.

21 Nov 2014

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Hi, I'm Takashi. I was born in Kyoto and grew up in the Kansai area including Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.
I mainly guide you around the Kansai area.

I'm trying to make new tours everyday, but in Kansai are there are so many places worth visiting, such as Fushimiinai shrine which is famous for its thousands of red Torii gates, Kinkakuji temple (the golden pavilion), Kiyomizudera temple, sanjusangendo temple which is famous for 1,001 statues of Buddha, Todaiji temple which has the great statue of Buddha, Osaka castle, and so on. We really have so many attractive places!

Therefore I can arrange the tours I've already made to fit your requests or I can make a new tour just for you. If you have some places you would like to visit or something you would like to do, please let me know. We can make out the best tour for you!

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