Process of Kaga-Yuzen

In recent years, process are being rationalized thanks to progress of an automatic machine, a printing machine, etc.

However, most subdivided processes are specialized, and Kaga-Yuzen retains traditional technique, and is performed by handmade processes.

Although it may be unreasonable, it's dignity and virture of Kaga-Yuzen.

Outline of a processes

1.Planning The Desihn
2.Copying The Design
Outline of the pattern is copied from the draft figure and drawn on silk by the thin line of the juice of the flower called 'aobana' .
3.Outlining
It pulls along with the line of a sketch, pressing out paste from a pipe, and is made for dye not to ooze out at coloring processes.
4.Coloring
It paints giving a shading off etc. with the small brush.You can experience this coloring process at Nagamachi Yuzen Kan
5.Background
The portion of a pattern is covered with paste.
And the color of a background is dyed with the brush.
Fixing the background as necessary
6.Finish
By steaming, dye is fixed, and by washing in cold water, to wash out excessive paste.