Tango Chirimen: Factory Visit & Conversation

Tango chirimen is a silk crêpe fabric characterized by its textured surface which has been made for over 300 years in the Tango region of Kyoto Prefecture.

Renowned for its thread-twisting expertise, the manufacturer Tayuh Textile Industry has been producing Tango chirimen in the Tango region since its founding in 1931. Japan House London presents a special online guided tour of Tayuh’s factory in Tango led by Managing Director Tamoi Hayato. Learn about Tango chirimen and the highly skilled craftspeople who produce it.