Nishijin brocade prospered around the court culture. The tradition goes back to the art of weaving which originated in Korea in the latter half of the 5th century. Nishijin brocade is a yarn-dyed figured fabric. As well as the fineness of the work, Nishijin brocade is characterized by its rich variety of styles such as Tsuzure, Nishiki, Donsu and Tsumugi.
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