VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

Kumejima Tsumugi

Kumejima Tsumugi is said to be the birthplace of pongee silk. It is designated as an important intangible cultural property of Japan. This rare silk has a blackish-brown color and is noted for using plants from around the island and mud rich in iron as a mordant. Kumejima Tsumugi no Sato is where you can try your hand at weaving a coaster or dyeing a bandana.

URL: Kumejima Tsumugi
*Only in Japanese.