TEWSEN, Chusen-dyed Shirt / Warabi

US$195

Description

Chusen-dyed Shirt
(NARABI WARABI )

TEWSEN is “some-thing (some-mono)”
The brand pours modern sense and taste
into traditional techniques and design
TEWSEN, Chusen-dyed shirts from Edo-Tokyo.

All-new Made-in-Tokyo

The shape is that of a cut open-collared shirt worn at festivals.
It combines traditional patterns and traditional Chusen dyeing. 
The use of colors and design produce n Mode-in Tokyo shirt of a kind never seen before.

Dyed by time

After repeated wears and washes, the fabric will begin to fit better on your skin.  
Please enjoy the changes which occur in the shirt as you use it.

 

Pattern matters

New designs can be added to old patterns to create something new.
Because the fabric is dyed in a roll, the design of the shirt is different for each pattern
that is cut out. Every design is also one-of-a-kind.

Color layer

One unique characteristic of Chusen dyeing in the blurring of the color boundary lines. When dyeing using multiple colors on top of one another, chemical reactions may spontaneously result in a new color. tone.

Wear for everywhere

When you want to protect yourself from the sun or when you feel chilly.
You can wear it buttoned up, or you can wear the shirt just over your shoulders.
It is samething convenient that you can always keep it in your bag for when you need it.

Dyed by time

After repeated wears and washes, the fabric will begin to fit better on your skin.  
Please enjoy the changes which occur in the shirt as you use it

 

///Feature///

NARABI WARABI 
Color : Blue/ Pink
 Cotton 100%
Made in Japan

 

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Airy fabric feeling

From the many types of traditional Wazarashi bleached fabrics, we use the fabric known as Kobai, which is mainly used for yukata.
Due to the unevenly textured weave, the fabric does not stick to the skin and is cool and comfortable to wear.

 

 

Warabi (bracken) are flowing in a row.   Time flies, and spring may come next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When spring arrives, Warabi sprout from the soil to signal the arrival of spring.  The appearance of bracken growing in clusters in the mountains and fields is somewhat humorous, as if it were an insect or an animal.  Warabi has been used as a motif in wall paintings, earthenware, family crests, and kimonos in Japan since ancient times, as it evokes the life force of all things.

 

**Precautions***

  • All of Chusen's processes are done by hand by specialized craftsmen.
    Therefore, even if the dyed products look the same at a glance, the expression and texture may differ from piece to piece, and even the same design may differ from period to period.
    Such instability, which could be a demerit, is in fact the most lovable aspect of Chu-sen as an element of "fluctuation" and "playfulness.
  • Due to the dyeing characteristics of the fabric, please note that the color may migrate due to perspiration or friction at the beginning of use.
    When washing, please hand-wash separately from other items.
  • Please note that there may be slight individual differences in size, uneven dyeing, and crushed patterns.
  • Please note that since this product uses an old pattern, it may be discontinued or changed without notice due to damage to the pattern.

 

 

<About Marukyu Shoten>

Marukyu Shoten was established in 1899 in Nihonbashi, Tokyo as a wholesaler of Chu-sen products.
Chu- sen is a dyeing technique that originated in the Meiji era (1868-1912).
It was mainly used for yukata (light cotton kimono) and towels and was a part of people's daily life at that time.

Marukyu continues to offer yukata (summer kimonos) and towels that can only be made with Tokyo Chu-sen dyeing.
Marukyu has added color to Japanese arts and seasonal festivals by producing many patterns and designs under the name "Shin-Edo Dyeing".

Today, the production of Chu-sen is not limited to its use, but is part of the Chu-sen dyeing culture.

/// What is Chu-sen dying ? ///

 1. Paper Patterns

The Chusen paper patterns apply a dyeing resist paste to the fabric in  order to create a pattern.  This product method is charactaized by pattern length of around 100cm.  Marukyu Shoten has an immense quantity of paper patterns made from tanned paper that we have been collecting since we fist began operating  in the Meiji Era (1867- 1912).  They utilize these patterns as a resource to design, produce, and present Chu-sen products that meet modern needs. 

 

 2. Stencil printing (on cloth)

Using a paper pattern, the fabric is dipped in dye-resistant glue. 
The process is repeated: first a pattern is applied, then a long piece of fabric is folded over, then another pattern is applied, and so on. There may be 20 to 40 layers.
The areas covered with anti-staining glue do not allow dye to enter, so the pattern is dyed using this mechanism.

3. Dyeing

The dye is poured from the top of the fabric, which is folded into a bellows, into a narrow spouted kettle.
Then, a special machine is used to reduce the pressure from below and inhale the dye. The dye passes through the layered fabric from top to bottom at once, and the fabric is dyed.
The fabric is then turned inside out and the same process is repeated so that the dyed fabric has no back and is dyed in exactly the same way.

4. Washing

The dyed fabric is washed in water to remove excess paste and dye.
After dehydration, the fabric is hung on a 10-meter-high outdoor drying rack to dry in the sun.

This process is an emotional scene that is unique to the traditional dyehouse.

5. Finishing

If it is a hand towel, we cut it in the specified length and pack it.

 

 

Read More about Marukyu

+++EDO Tokyo Kirari Project 
https://en.edotokyokirari.jp/project/fashion/marukyu-shoten/


+++TOKYO Teshigoto
https://tokyoteshigoto.tokyo/en/

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.50 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10.2 in
Color

09 2209 / NARABI WARABI / blue, 10 2209 / NARABI WARABI / pink

Size

M, L