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Weave (p. 57 )

1. Produced in Fukumitsumachi Nishitonamigun, Toyama Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Hemp fabrics manually woven in low or raised loom with threads hand spun from "Karamushi"(ramie Bochmeria Nivea.)

3.Uses:Robes for Buddhist monks, cloths for tea ceremonies, screen, mosquito nets, hem cloths for Tatami mats.

4. History: It is said that hemp cloths were first woven in this district in 794. Encouraged by the local feudal government of Kaga ( Isikawa ) various kinds of hemp fabrics including cloth crepe and patterned cloth, were produced in the 1573-1615 . The production decreased drastically after the 1965-75.