Wear authentic Tsumugi Kimono, a unique and treasured heritage of Amami Oshima
Ever wanted to try on a kimono? Come check out the one-of-a-kind handwoven silk kimono of Amami Oshima! Oshima Tsumugi silk fabric is a textile that has been woven on Amami Oshima for over 1,300 years, and it is the fabric used for traditional kimono on the island. The combination of the arduous silk dyeing process with the intricately woven splash pattern of the cloth makes this fabric very high quality, and kimono garments made with Authentic Oshima Tsumugi are regarded to be incredibly valuable. Various businesses offer activities where visitors can try on the Oshima Tsumugi kimono, or even dye their own clothing in the customary way using mud or other plant-based dyes. Experience this truly unique and treasured heritage of Amami Oshima and get some cool photos as well!