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300年前から磨かれた丹後ちりめんの技巧とパリで磨かれた
クリエイションの邂逅は何を生み出すか。
What happens when you bring together the finesse of Tango Chrimen (locally made silk crêpe which has been perfected for over 300 years) and the fine creations of Paris?

Tango Creation Platform was founded in 2019 as a project exploring new possibilities with established strengths in the Tango area. This year the project attempts to find new ventures for Tango Chirimen by bringing together four artists from Paris for a residence and the local industry which has been making silk crêpe for over 300 years.We’re pleased to announce a series of products inspired by Tango’s traditions, culture and natural features, blending the sensitivities of Japan and France together to explore new ideas for Tango Chirimen.

丹後ちりめんとは

1300年以上前から絹織物が綿々と織り続けられてきた丹後地方では300年前に大きな革新がもたらされた。
それは、丹後ちりめんの誕生である。

Tango Province of northern Kyoto Prefecture, which has a history of over 1,300 years of woven silk textile, experienced the innovation about 300 years ago; the birth of Tango Chirimen, also known as silk crepe.

江戶時代に峰山の絹屋佐平治と、加悦谷の手米屋小右衛門、山本屋佐兵衛、木綿屋六右衛門が京都西陣から技術を習得し丹後に広めた。

In Edo period, Saheiji Kinuya (from Mineyama area), Koemon Tegomeya, Sahei Yamamotoya and Rokuemon Momenya (from Kaedani area) learned the technique in Nishijin area in Kyoto and brought it back to Tango.

ちりめんは、緯糸に強い撚りをかけた生糸を使い、生地に細かい凸凹状の「シボ」がある織物。しなやかな風合いで、発色性に富むのが特徴。

Chirimen is a form of textile with a pattern of fine, bumpy-textured grains, caused by the weft twisted about 3000 times per meter. It is well known for its soft texture and the dyed colors come out vividly.

正装には欠かせないラグジュアリーな生地として日本のきもの文化を支え続けている。
そのような歴史風土のなかで、現在、ちりめん以外にも多くの新たな織物がこの丹後の地で育っている。
そしていま、世界のクリエータとの新たな交流により、世界に向け、さまざまなオリジナルの織物が生まれ出した。
ちりめん誕生から300年を経て次代への革新が進む。

Historically and even today, it continues to be used as luxurious and formal kimono textile in Japan.
And now, through the collaborations with international creators, a lot of unique textiles besides Chirimen are being produced in the region. 300 years after the birth of Chirimen, Tango moves on to next generation of innovations.

project team

Project Team Organizer

ジェイアール東日本企画
JR EAST MARKETING &
COMMUNICATIONS

Project Team Members

TCI Laboratory,Co.,Ltd.

Nue inc

National Government

経済産業省 近畿経済産業局
METI Kansai Bureau of Economy,
Trade and Industry