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Indigo plant NEWS

I meet an indigo plant in aoao.
An indigo plant of Tokushima who is told even if I covered the world with indigo blue with safflower of Yamagata from the middle of Edo era to the Meiji era. A knotweed eye (eye) becoming indigo dyeing to be carried out as for the Awa indigo plant in Tokushima (Awa country) or the materials draw back (blue beryl). You can fully enjoy the indigo plant which can stay, an indigo plant to eat, the charm of the indigo plant including the nature lye (open) fermentation-based Awa natural indigo dyeing experience in the aoaonarutorizoto.


Indigo plant to make
Country nature lye (open) fermentation-based Awa natural indigo dyeing experience of Awa
The indigo plant had various effects including the antibacterial deodorization, insecticide, thermal insulation and has been useful from ancient times. You take in goods dyed deep blue on a handkerchief and a mask, and do you not enjoy both effect and fashion?
I stop by in "nature lye (I open) fermentation is based" handed down from the Edo era
An indigo dyeing experience will start 

I learn indigo

With genuine indigo plant "Awa indigo plant"

Leaf (knotweed eye) of the indigo plant
Natural dye "蒅" (draw back) of goods dyed deep blue produced in Tokushima who was in the middle of the Meiji era from the Edo era boasted of whole country one to the amount of production in spite of being the quality leaving, and called it with "Awa indigo plant", and Awa in these days prospered.
As for current Tokushima, the tradition is still succeeded as the home made with true blue "蒅" (draw back) causing the indigo dyeing.

The indigo plant using 蒅 (draw back) protects how to dye to be handed down from the Edo era faithfully and is the dye which protects nature without using the chemical dye, and can coexist with fish and insects.
It is said to be 1% of whole indigo dyeing to circulate to need a lot of looking after very much in the present age. 

With raw materials, 蒅 (draw back) of the indigo plant

Made it from the leaf of the indigo plant; though "is not crowded"
The indigo plant uses 蒅 (draw back) made with the traditional manufacturing method to lead to Awa (current Tokushima) more than 600 years.
After having harvested the leaves of the plant called the knotweed eye of Polygonaceae with 蒅 (I draw back), I let you dried it and further ferment.
As knotweed I (leaf) cannot boil it to bring out the flavor with the property that does not begin to dissolve in water, I soak cloth in the liquid which boiled a color to bring out the flavor like dyeing with vegetable dyes and cannot dye it.
I do it in the state that can take root in the fiber by letting the pigment that knotweed I have there chemically change. 

An indigo plant is a creature

The indigo plant lives.
I am dyed by the function of microbe and use the dyeing technique to touch atmospheric oxygen, and to develop. It is "indigo vatting by the nature lye fermentation" that this is transmitted through from the Edo era. (a place unlike general dyeing with vegetable dyes.)
I am dyed by the function of microbe and am dyeing technique to touch atmospheric oxygen, and to develop.
For days, it peeps out in a big pot (tortoise) and calls and I work hard every day and bring you up. I check "the bloom of the indigo plant" floating in the surface of this and I peep at the mood of the indigo plant in a pot (tortoise) and call.

Until an indigo plant becomes the dye [process before dyeing a color]

[trip 1]
The leaf which I harvested is moved to the garden of the house of the master of indigo plant promptly by a field and is hung to the cutter. The cut leaf indigo plant comes out of the outlet of the cutter and is transferred by the wind of the electric fan. Because distance to be blown off to wind varies according to difference in weight, here, shaw is sorted. The leaf of the sorted indigo plant is dried by the sun enough and is saved. "I make indigo plant powder and call this" (I meet). When it is September, the leaf indigo plant which I stored is put in the bed. Afterwards, though "it is not crowded" finishes the dye of the indigo dyeing when I sprinkle only water and promote fermentation and I repeat the work called "a counterattack" to hit the water every 7th from 5th, and to mix and perform it, and cooling becomes severe.

[trip 2]
As the indigo (blue pigment) has not dissolved in water yet yet, I let you further return it by the work of the microbe in lye (alkaline water solution) and make the dye with the state of 蒅 (draw back). It is a process to make the dye of the reduction dyeing that this is invited to saying "I build an indigo plant".

[trip 3]
The daily management is important, too. Because I look in a pot, 1st begins. A bubble to loosen on the surface of the liquid confirms a dancer and a smell, a color of "the bloom of the indigo plant". The management after having put up an indigo plant is temperature, humidity, weather…As nature which always trades this is a partner, using all the five senses, it is the technique that it is very difficult that I cannot but acquire by experience with a body. When an indigo plant is tired, I give "a sliding paper-door" (peel of wheat) and do "pleasing another's humor". An indigo plant is a creature same as a human being, too.



The indigo plant which can stay
Awa indigo plant room
An indigo plant of Tokushima who is told even if I covered the world with indigo blue with safflower of Yamagata from the middle of Edo era to the Meiji era. In the Awa indigo plant room, a theme finished "Awa Folk Dance" or "a whirlpool" "the artisan of the indigo dyeing" of four to represent Tokushima who conveyed the traditional technique in now; is individual, and is a guest room filled with design beauty.
■Room 509 Noriji Kosho produce
Theme/nothing


■502 goshitsuyayaaishu produce
Theme/Naruto Whirlpools, wave, blue-sea dance


■Room 609 cover is correct and produces Masanori harada
Theme/month (globe)

■Room 602 Misako Kondo Mieko Fujimori produce
Theme/Awa Folk Dance wave




Indigo plant to eat
Awa indigo plant dinner
Please appreciate the world of "the indigo plant to eat" with the French of the chef whole body tasting Naruto sea bream and Awa cow, marine products mountain good luck of Tokushima including Awa vegetables in a French food four season. A leaf and the fruit of the indigo plant becoming the raw materials of the indigo dyeing are written down in ancient documents as a medicinal herb from the Heian era, and they are told now saying "disease-free as for the indigo plant craftsman". In addition, the study of these days reveals that polyphenol and antibacterial called triptan Surin are included, and attention gathers to the edible indigo plant. Please appreciate the world of the unknown "indigo plant to eat" with the French Kaiseki of the chef whole body tasting the marine products mountain good luck such as Naruto sea bream and Awaji cow, Naruto bowl of shaved ice with boiled adzuki beans, Awa vegetables.
I buy an indigo plant
Indigo plant GOODS
I collected works of the writers who loved indigo plants. You find an indigo plant to look at, an indigo plant to eat, an indigo plant of the oneself preference including the indigo plant to wear, and do you not see it?
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