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Hoping to revive industry, Japanese kimono makers seek Olympics tailwind

May 8, 2018

Hoping to revive industry, Japanese kimono makers seek Olympics tailwind

At a century-old workshop in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, craftsman Yuichi Hirose brushes dye across meticulously hand-cut stencils laid on fabric, using a traditional technique to produce contemporary kimono patterns. Demand for the elaborate, elegant centerpiece of the Japanese wardrobe is in decline, but a ...