Shokunin Collection Kurume Kasuri Tanzaku

100% cotton


We currently have 15 in stock.

100% cotton

This fabric is part of our Shokunin Collection textile series. Yarn-dyed by hand and woven in Kurume, Fukuoka by skilled artisans using traditional Kurume Kasuri dyeing and weaving techniques.

Traditionally an everyday kimono textile, this fabric measures 38cm (14.9 inches) wide. Please be aware of the width before placing an order.

Width: 38cm (14.9")

Care instructions :

Hand wash or dry clean. Wash separately. Washing in cold water is recommended. Dry in the shade, do not tumble dry. Be careful of dye transfer when handling and washing.

Kurume Kasuri is a traditional Japanese yarn-dyed woven fabric. It is characterized by a soft texture close to hand-woven fabric. With numerous manual processes involved, it takes 2 to 4 months to complete more than 30 steps and produce the finished textile. This is the perfect fabric for those who wish to produce a unique piece using traditional Japanese woven material.

Kurume Kasuri employs "fermentation construction," the most labor-intensive traditional method of indigo dyeing. The dyeing process results in subtle variations of color intensity, allowing for a rugged yet refined look. Be careful of dye transfer when handling and washing.

All images © Miss Matatabi

1 = 50cm x 38cm, 19″ x 14.9″
2 = 100cm x 38cm, 39″ x 14.9″
3 = 150cm x 38cm, 59″ x 14.9″
4 = 200cm x 38cm, 78″ x 14.9″
5 = 250cm x 38cm, 98″ x 14.9″
6 = 300cm x 38cm, 118″ x 14.9″

Please allow extra time during sale periods for your order to be processed and shipped. Thank you

FREE SHIPPING for orders over $120
No code required. Available for orders shipping to Australia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ireland etc.

November 2022 shipping update during COVID19.
Our current shipping methods are as follows :

United State, Canada*, Mexico    FedEx $19-38

Australia*, New Zealand*, Fiji, French Polynesia     DHL $21-38

*DHL charges an additional remote shipping fee of $22.50 for postcodes that fall in certain areas. This mainly affects some areas of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Please check to see if your postcode is on the remote area list.

If it is please purchase the remote area shipping surcharge. If an order from a remote area is placed and the additional shipping fee is not purchased we will contact you.

Europe 1    FedEx $21-38
Finland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Andorra, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Italy, Ireland, Isle Of Man, Greece, Jersey, Slovenia, Aland Islands, Bouvet Island, Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Vatican City

Europe 2     FedEx $33-75, Japan post $24-
Iceland, Greenland, Serbia

Middle America and more     Japan post $20-
British Indian Ocean Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Saint Martin, Anguilla, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Pierre And Miquelon

Asia     FedEx, DHL $14-, Japan post $14-
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia (only Japan post), Macao, Mongolia, Taiwan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia (only Japan post), Myanmar, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore

Middle East, Africa    FedEx $21- 50
United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, Yemen,  Kazakhstan, Palestinian Territory, South Africa

Japan  Yamato $5 Flat rate
We ship weekdays with DHL and Japan Post. DHL shipping takes several days to approximately a week to arrive. Shipments to Spain are currently experiencing delays. Please get in touch with any questions. Thank you so much for your continued support!



We cannot accept returns on fabric or books however do get in touch if for some reason you are not happy with your purchase. If any item in your order arrives damaged please get in touch with a description and photo of the damage. Please do not wash the fabric if it arrives damaged. We will work with you to ensure any issues are solved. Thank you.

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