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田後笠・Tajiri Kasa

2015.08.22 (Sat)

田後笠

 These kasa, or conical coolie hats, have been hand-woven using straw sedge in the Tajiri area of Yurihama since ancient times. Until the Taishō period, these highquality straw hats were shipped all across the Chūgoku region; however, due to the subsequent popularity of synthetic goods, its manufacturing ceased. Nowadays, these straw hats are produced only as a folk craft in small quantities.

田後地区で古くから作り続けられている手編みの菅(すげ)笠。大正時代まではその品質の高さから、中国一円にたくさん出荷されましたが、その後化学製品の隆盛で生産されなくなりました。最近は少量ですが、民芸品として生産されています。

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