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It was believed that wisteria grew wild everywhere in old Japan and at one point it was reasoned that wisteria cloth was widely produced throughout the country.
In old Japan, people wove wisteria on the Tango Peninsula in Kyoto prefecture on a small scale. Twenty years ago, a small group of people interested in restoring this tradition founded the Wisteria Weaving Preservation Association. They continue to carry on this tradition today.
Wisteria cloth becomes softer and warmer with continuous use. This material would be used for clothing, trimmings for tatami mats and for bags used for farming and fishing.
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