Nakamura Shishu (Embroidery)

Nakamura Shisyu is located in Nishijin where many traditional cultures gather in Kyoto, and has a history of over 100 years.

Japanese embroidery (nihon shishu) has become the present unique form through many improvements more than one thousand years. There are about 4000 colors of silk thread, 15 types of needle and over 100 sewing technics. It has the feature that one work is completed by involving with a lot of craftsmen such as for reeling thread, dying thread, needles, scissors and so on.

Japanese embroidery particular in Kyoto is called Kyo-nui which is embroidered on Japanese kimono, obi (sash), Noh and Kabuki costumes as well as other various kinds of commodities.