Mr. Koyama: Weavers’ Assistant in a Factory

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520228177
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935761 | DOI:
Mr. Koyama: Weavers’ Assistant in a Factory

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This chapter presents the narrative of Mr. Koyama Takashi. He was eighty years old at the time of the interview. He worked as a weavers' assistant in a small factory that specialized in high-quality obi woven on powerlooms. He has been weaving for more than fifty years in Nishijin. Nishijin weaving has become high-grade, in general due to powerlooms. He said that weaving at home is bad for weavers' health and that he thought weaving in factories is better because healthy conditions are maintained.

Keywords: Mr. Koyama Takashi; weavers' assistant; obi; powerlooms; weaving; Nishijin

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Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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