JAPAN TRADITIONAL CRAFT AOYAMA SQUARE
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By the 18th century, Edo was the center of political power of the Shogunate and the culture and economy of this metropolis that later became Tokyo flourished.
A great deal of produce especially from western Japan consequently found its way into the city. Many dyers came with their feudal lords and settled in Edo, bringing with them their own skills and techniques. As town's folk became economically stronger, an urban culture developed. A chic yet restrained sense of taste became the norm and freehand dyeing developed at the hands of specialist artists.
Being a large city, the populous of the metropolis has always been more inclined toward fashions with a refined character. Founded on such maxims of taste, the coloring of Tokyo Tegaki Yuzen is restrained and yet is also characterized by a lightness and delicacy.