It is a woven fabric with the slightly-blurred patterns which are created by employing a resist dyeing process on the warp yarns, the weft yarns, or the both warp and weft, prior to weaving. Since the outlines of kasuri patterns look blurred, it is sometimes called ‘hihaku.’

Kimonos made of kasuri are called ‘kasuri-kimono’, which became popular as a casual kimono because of its durability after the Meiji period.