Nishiyama Sangyo Kaihatsu, Ushikubi silk

It is said that the production techniques of Ushikubi silk were introduced to the Hakusan village in the 12th century. These techniques have been passed down for 800 years and, over time, the quality of the silk has remained intact.
Still today, production continues to be based on handcraft, from creating the silk to weaving, including the yarn production. Using doupion cocoons (cocoons spun by two silkworms) enables the company to obtain yarns with high elasticity.
Distinguished as a Product of Traditional Craftsmanship by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ushikubi silk has been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the Ishikawa Prefecture.
From February 16-18, 2016, Nishiyama Sangyo Kaihatsu participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space at Première Vision dedicated to haute création.