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5671 D-BR "Amami Dorozome" Mud Dyed Western Shirt


Amami mud is derived from the ancient strata, and the particles are round and thin, so it can be dyed without damaging the thread, and by repeatedly rubbing the Teak wood decoction together with mud, the thread becomes soft and supple. Mud-dyed clothing is less likely to wrinkle, is light, does not fall apart, and is resistant to fire and dirt. Amami mud dyeing uses only the nature of Amami Oshima. The result is a gentle, deep, powerful, and astringent color that cannot be synthesized with chemical dyes. This unique and beautiful finish can only be created by the hands of passionate craftsmen, as it is the nature of Amami Oshima itself, and this tradition keeps the history of the ancient Japanese culture alive. This color can be said to be a gift of rich nature that nurtures the heart from the earth and the mother of the earth.

Amami mud dyeing is an ancient dyeing technique that has been rooted in Amami Oshima since ancient times. It seems that there is no detailed literature on its origin, however there is a record that brown dye was brought from the South in the offering style of Nara Todaiji Temple and Shosoin, around 1300 years ago in the Nara dynasty. Amami mud dyeing is dyed with the broth of a 10 to 30 year old Teak tree that grows naturally on Amami Oshima. It is a dyeing method that has been handed down from ancient times and is dyed over and over again in a mud field which contains quite a lot of iron due to the history of the soil.

We recommend to stick with your standard chest size. Wash separately, as the colour may bleed at first.

  • 5671 "Amami Dorozome" Western Shirt
  • Dyed with ancient mud-dyeing techniques
  • Western shoulder yokes
  • Western double back yoke
  • Two buttoned Western pockets
  • Silver & black snap buttons
  • Regular fit
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in Okayama, Japan
  • One-wash, no shrinkage expected with cold wash and hang dry