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A World within a World

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Nishijin cloth is considered informally a cultural property of Japan. The introduction of the jacquard, followed by the spread of the powerloom, revitalized Nishijin's industry and made it supreme in ... More


Family Business, Cottage Industry

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes how the most significant change was in the emergence of the household production system. The collective family character of Nishijin weaving, especially its predominance as a ... More


Mr. Aioi: Warper

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Mr. Aioi Eiichi works in his family's warping shop in one of the narrow streets in Nishijin. The manufacturer sends the silk thread and the design to the warper and commissions from him the tied ... More


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