Kasuri is a traditional folk textile produced in Japan since at least the middle of the 18th century. Kasuri patterns have fuzzy edges and look as if they were splashed onto the fabric. The Japanese word “kasuri” refers to these blurry patterns. This particular kimono is from the early twentieth century.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrating my 10th anniversary with Long John this year.