28m 00s
The Crinkly World of Tie-Dyeing & Women's Fascination with Swords
J-Trip Plan
28m 00s

Broadcast on November 11, 2019
Available until November 11, 2020

Our reporter visits Arimatsu in Nagoya, a leading producer of tie-dyed fabrics once coveted as souvenirs around Japan. She marvels at the artisans' dexterity and speed and wanders through this 400-year-old town, once a post town on the old Tokaido highway, in a tie-dyed kimono with a guide. She also tries her hand at simple tie-dyeing, and checks out prettily designed products and chic tie-dyed leather goods. Also, Japanese swords are recently enjoying popularity among Japanese females. But why?

Reporter: Loretta Scott