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TAMIYA RADEN is based on inspiration from nature and techniques cultivated in a background of history and tradition. We pursue the creation of all new fabrics with a convergence of natural materials such as silk, sea shells, lacquer, wood and leather.

Philosophy

Weaving the sea gems

“If only fabric could be woven from mother-of-pearl…” In 1977, this was the idea that consumed Shoichiro Tamiya – a textile craftsman from Tango. After two years of dedicated research, he was successful.

The Tango region has a more than 1300-year history as a traditional center for woven silk fabrics. Tango also continues to support the time-honored Japanese traditions of the kimono.

Perhaps it could be better said that the convergence of history, environment, and traditions taught by the masters has brought the sea shell and fabric together – giving birth to this technology. We believe that it is our appointed mission to develop this technology into a legitimate tradition.

海の煌めきを織物に

「貝殻を織物にできたら」。
一九七七年頃、この想いに捕りつかれた丹後の織物業者、民谷勝一郎は
約二年研究に没頭し、これを現実のものとしました。

丹後地方は一三〇〇年以上に渡る絹織物の伝統産地としての歴史をもち
日本の伝統文化である着物を支えてきました。

歴史と風土、先達からの伝統が貝殻と織物を出会わせ
この技術を生んだといってもよいかもしれません。
この技術や文化を確かな伝統としていくことが私たちに課せられた
使命であると考えております。

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