Yuzen-style dyeing; a pictorial silk fablic dyed in the Yuzen fashion, which is said to have been developed by Miyazaki Yuzensai (?1680-?1710) in Kyoto in the Edo period (1603-1868).
The pictrial design is
made by the paste-resist method of dyeing by applying
rice starch paste on brush-work painting and then dyeing
the background. This method caltures the air of real
paintings. Originally the desin was hand-painted, and
those of high-quality products still are today. In former
days, long strips of colorful Yuzen fablic could be seen
being washed (to remove the paste) in the Kamo River in
All these pictures are made by cutting figures out from Japanese Paper (Washi) with a blade.
English Explanation Referance :
(*) "Dictionary of Japanese Culture" by K.Setsuko & G.A.Crane /1991. Heian, Japan