I'd like to introduce you to my friend Matsuo San(Mr. Matsuo) and his beautiful scarves.
They vary slightly in length and width, but are about 63" long and about 16 1/2" wide. Airmail from Kyoto to your door, anywhere in the world, is just $2 for the first scarf, with free shipping for additional scarves sent to the same address. If you purchase more than one, please wait for me to send a single combined invoice with the adjusted shipping total .
I met Matsuo San at a small temple market that features the work of various local artisans. I couldn't help but notice the display of silk scarves from a distance, such vibrant colors and gorgeous shibori work, and each one different than the next.We chatted for a few minutes; he was surrounded by a crowd of appreciative customers that day and I didn't want to take up too much of his time, and my less than stellar Japanese ability didn't help matters much. I did manage to get his card before leaving though, and soon after made an appointment to go to his house and give his scarves a closer look. What a blissful hour! I got lost on my way to his house, tucked away in the famed Nishijin district of Kyoto, long known as the textile center of Japan. Thankfully, he hopped on his bike and tracked me down a block or so from his home. I wasn't at all ... read more