About The Company
Jofu is a fine linen fabric, and Noto Jofu is considered to be one of the five major top cloths in Japan. It is said that the origin of Notojofu was that the princess of Emperor Sujin taught weaving in the Nakanoto region about 2000 years ago.
At the height of the early Showa era, the number of orimotos became more than 120, and the prefecture’s production of hemp textiles became the largest in Japan, and it was also designated as an intangible cultural property of Ishikawa Prefecture.
However, as the lifestyle changed after the war, kimonos became more and more separated, and Yamazaki Asa Textile Studio is now the only orimoto of Noto Jofu.
The raw material hemp is ramie (ramie) instead of ordinary linen. The texture of hand-woven linen, the fine and dignified Kasuri pattern created by Noto’s unique comb-press printing and roll-printing techniques, the cool texture, and the sheer feel of “cicada wings”. It is characterized by its lightness, toughness, crispness, luster, and tension.
At the workshop, weaving is done by hand using the method inherited from old times, and you can feel the taste of high-quality weaving that is born from careful craftsmanship. The most distinctive feature of Notojofu is the clean Kasuri pattern that reflects the climate of Noto, which is not found in other regions. It has a beautiful and dignified appearance.
Notojofu has been made in the best land for weaving because the linen thread is hard to break due to the high humidity in Noto. The people of Noto who live in harsh nature are patience, patience and tenacity, and their temperament is the delicate and persevering nature of Notojofu.
Visit: Notofuju Official Website