Toshiharu Furusho, a sixth-generation traditional indigo dyer in Tokushima, Japan, has been recognised as an artisan with special intangible cultural skills. Photo: Julian Ryall
Toshiharu Furusho, a sixth-generation traditional indigo dyer in Tokushima, Japan, has been recognised as an artisan with special intangible cultural skills. Photo: Julian Ryall
Japan

Traditional indigo makers and artisans in Japan are passionate about ensuring their dyeing trade lives on

  • Indigo has been around for more than 5,000 years, including 1,300 years in Japan and especially in Tokushima city
  • Families that grow indigo and make dye from it continue the legacy, while artisans, artists and even chefs support them

Topic |   Japan
Toshiharu Furusho, a sixth-generation traditional indigo dyer in Tokushima, Japan, has been recognised as an artisan with special intangible cultural skills. Photo: Julian Ryall
Toshiharu Furusho, a sixth-generation traditional indigo dyer in Tokushima, Japan, has been recognised as an artisan with special intangible cultural skills. Photo: Julian Ryall
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