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Masugi’s Oshima Tsumugi
The Oshima Tsumugi for Wearing Actually
Date:14, May, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Oshima Tsumugi is one of the world's top 3 cloths, lining up with Gobelin tapestry in France and Persian carpets around Iran. That is long-lived traditional textiles in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima. It used to be an important source of revenue in Satsuma Domain like raw sugar. It has never come to light who defined it as one of the world's top 3 cloths. However, no one would deny Oshima Tsumugi deserves to be.

Naturally, if you try to get a kimono of Oshima Tsumugi, you will meet a high price. It depends on the retail shop, but you must be ready for expenditure of 6 or 7 figures. It is impossible for me knowing what the amount means to you here. Oshima Tsumugi is difficult to be defined correctly and then, the most important point is where and what kind of Oshima Tsumugi you desire.


We are commending you Oshima Tsumugi produced by Masugi. They are the parent company of Amami Textiles Ltd.; a member of Honba Amami Oshima Tsumugi Co-op. Their cloths are made regarding being what you really wear as more important than being just Oshima Tsumugi. It confuses the order of things that they use the highest Oshima Tsumugi and make you unsatisfied with what you put on, their policy says.

Masugi, they had made a living from wholesale trade of kimono fabric for generations. They became a company just after World War 2 and have acted also the maker. Now the seventh is in charge of the representative. The credible history makes them think making your best kimono is the most important. You cannot ignore them when you are searching for your most useful kimono of Oshima Tsumugi.


It is easily considered there are some who say “No, I don’t intend to wear really. I just would like to display appreciatively.” Actually, some buy Persian carpets for just decorating their rooms, not for practical use. I won't bring you to Masugi forcibly if you don't desire to put on.


Masugi Official Website
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