The origin of ”Banshu Ori”, which is produced in Nishiwaki District, Japan, dates back to 1792, when the technique was introduced from Nishijin, Kyoto. Nishiwaki District is given a plenty of water from several valleys, and the rivers flow together into a wide one, Kakogawa River. One of the rivers, Sugihara River, has soft water and is suitable for dyeing. This resulted in the development of dyeing industry in the area.
What is more, the area was cultivating cottons for house clothing in the past, by taking advantage of mild climate. Thus, “Banshu Ori” has kept evolving and been loved by the people around the world over more than 200 years. TOBAN TEXTILE is located in this area, and is only one mill in Japan which can integrate dyeing, weaving and finishing into a continuous production.