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Weave (p. 71 )

1. Produced in Choshi City, Chiba Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Striped cotton crepe with pre-dyed threads, tough and neat. The weft thread is twined and is 5 times stronger than ordinary thread.

3. Uses: Summer clothing

4. History: Cotton crepe was produced in many districts in the middle Edo to the Meiji Period when cotton plantation flourished. Choshi Chijimi is the outcome of "Hazaki Jima" which was born of cotton threads used for fishing nets. After a long period of declining years, a weaver revived the fabric in 1952 and his company has been monopolizing the production.