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From Amoskeag to Nishijin

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the author's interview experiences in Nishijin as they emerged and developed in the context of her changing relationship with the Nishijin people. As the interviews progressed, ... More


Mr.Hiraoka: Production Manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Textile Company

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the narrative of Mr. Hiraoka Masao. He was in his sixties at the time of the interview. He was the production manager at the Nishijin Maizuru Company when he was first ... More


Mr. Koyama: Weavers’ Assistant in a Factory

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

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 ... More


The Mentality and Identity of the Nishijin Craftspeople

Tamara K. Hareven

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

Published in print:
2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The identity of Nishijin craftspeople rests on their sense of competence and skill, on their commitment to making a special textile famous for its unique quality and design, and on their membership ... More


Mrs. Fuwa: Artistic Handloom Weaver

Tamara K. Hareven

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

Published in print:
2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the narrative of Mrs. Fuwa Emiko. She works as a demonstration weaver in the Nishijin Weaving Center at the time of interview. She had apprenticed with Mrs. Shibagaki. Her ... More


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

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Konishi: Handloom Weavers

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reports the narratives of Mr. Konishi Hiroshi and Mrs. Konishi Nobuko. They work as cottage weavers in Nishijin. At the time of the interview, they lived in a traditional narrow wooden ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Shibagaki: Two Generations of Handloom Weavers

Tamara K. Hareven

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

Published in print:
2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reports the narratives of Mr. Shibagaki Yūrokurō and Mrs. Shibagaki Yoshie. Mr. and Mrs. Shibagaki were the parents of Mr. Shibagaki Mitsuo. The three of them together were interviewed, ... More


Mr. and Mrs. Sakurai: Handloom Weavers

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the narratives of Mr. Sakurai Takesumi and Mrs. Sakurai Akiko. Mr. and Mrs. Sakurai were both employed as highly skilled handloom weavers in a weaving company when the author ... More


Mrs. Yasuda and Mr. Yasuda: Manufacturer’s Widow and Manufacturer’s Mother: Manufacturer, Manufacturer’s Son, and Manufacturer’s Father

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/9780520228177.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At the time of the interview, Mrs. Yasuda Toshie still worked eight hours a day in the Yasuda Tsuzure Company. The Yasuda Company was turned into a corporation after World War II, but continues to be ... More


Mrs. Maizuru Michiko: Manufacturer’s Daughter, Manufacturer’s Widow, Manufacturer’s Mother

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/9780520228177.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Mrs. Maizuru Michiko is the daughter of Mr. Maizuru Masajiro, the retired president of the Nishijin Maizuru Company. Mrs. Maizuru's husband was adopted as Mr. Maizuru's son and successor because ... 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
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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


Conclusion: The Nishijin Experience in Comparative Perspective

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/9780520228177.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers the comparative strands between the Nishijin experience and that of the West. The questions addressed in this study are central to an understanding of the relationship between ... More


A World within a World

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
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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


Family Work in Household Production

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/9780520228177.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The prefectural survey showed that in the early 1930s more than half of Nishijin's labor force was engaged in cottage industry. The majority of the remaining chinbata household members who were not ... More


Mr. Yamaguchi: Manufacturer and Creator of the Tale of Genji on Handwoven Scroll

Tamara K. Hareven

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

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2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter presents the narrative of Mr. Yamaguchi Itaro. Mr. Yamaguchi has spent many years designing and supervising the weaving of four surviving scrolls illustrating scenes from The Tale of ... More


Mrs. Shibagaki: Artistic Handloom Weaver

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/9780520228177.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the narrative of Mrs. Shibagaki Kimie. She worked as a demonstration weaver on the traditional wooden handloom in the Nishijin Textile Center. She uses the technique of ... More


Mrs. Fujiwara, Mr. Fujiwara, and Mr. Nishitani: Handloom Weavers

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/9780520228177.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the narratives of Mr. Fujiwara Tuneo, Mrs. Fujiwara Hiroko, and Mr. Nishitani Hidetaro. Mr. and Mrs. Fujiwara are both highly skilled handloom weavers. Mrs. Fujiwara worked as ... More


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