Okinawa: Weaving Culture
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We look at Okinawa Prefecture through its stunning textiles. The island chain is a treasure trove of "somemono" (piece-dyed cloth) and "orimono" (thread-dyed cloth). The subtropical climate nurtures diverse plants, offering an abundance of fibers and natural dyes. Okinawa was a maritime trading hub in Asia for hundreds of years, ushering in sophisticated culture and advanced techniques, which in turn nurtured distinctive fabric styles. In this episode of Journeys in Japan, we discover this cultural legacy.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 3 seconds

Episode Number: 917

About Journeys In Japan:

In JOURNEYS IN JAPAN, English-speaking visitors travel the length of Japan exploring the culture, meeting local people, visiting historic sites, and offering travel hints rarely found in guidebooks.

The series provides an eye-opening look at the many unique places to visit in Japan.


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Sun, Jun 23 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jun 30 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 7 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 14 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 21 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Jul 28 10:30 A.M. Journeys In Japan     NH Create (11.4)


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