The art of delicate dyes
Yuzen refers to a traditional technique of dyeing silk fabrics for kimonos or products made with the technique. Kyo Yuzen and Kaga Yuzen are famous. Miyazaki Yuzensai established the fundamental technique of yuzen at the beginning of the 18th century.
Kaga Yuzen is characterized by designs of realistic natural beauties in five vivid tones called "Kaga gosai" (literary means Kaga five colors), and it frequently uses gradation dyeing called "bokashi." A roll of yuzen is completed through complicated processes, such as pattern transfer, paste coating, coloring, steaming, and rinsing. Kaga Yuzen with splendid, fine, beautiful patterns is known as a luxury brand. There are stores where you can see the work process of Kaga Yuzen, experience dyeing, or try on a kimono, in the city.