Tokushima Prefecture: Tokyo Permanent Exhibition of Applied LED Products “Ai Indigo Promotion Month” Special Exhibition
~ “Aizome Indigo Dyed Noren Curtain Exhibition” & “Tokushima Prefectural Josei Senior High School Agricultural Division Introductory Exhibition (Collaborative Project)” ~

Awa Ai Indigo was most prominent from the latter half of the Edo period to the Meiji period, and was the largest specialty of Awa (present day Tokushima). With such a cultural background, even in present day Tokushima, many products that incorporate ai indigo are being developed.

This exhibition features aizome indigo dyed noren curtains that were dyed in Tokushima and that are sure to help cool you down during the hot summer. Additionally, the exhibition also displays the efforts of the “Tokushima Prefectural Josei Senior High School Botany, Awa Ai Indigo Specialty Division”, which implements an integrated education consisting of the process of production to sales of authentic aizome indigo dyed products that have been produced through tadeai indigo cultivation and the creation of the dye “sukumo”, as well as natural lye fermentation. This exhibition truly shows the charm and skillful techniques used to make aizome indigo dyed products.

  1. Exhibition Period
    July 7th, 2022 (Thur.) – August 9th, 2022 (Tue.)
    *The exhibition is closed on Wednesdays (excluding holidays)
  2. Hours
    10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  3. Admission Fee
  4. Location
    Living Design Center OZONE, 7F
    blue2@Tokushima LED∝ Ai Indigo
    Shinjuku Park Tower, 3–7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
  5. Displayed Items (Standard Syllabary Order)
    • AOLA: Aizome indigo dyed hinoki cypress serving plates
    • Awagami Factory: Art panels
    • Ikawa Sculpture: Modern kamidana (miniature household alter) set
    • S&F Associates: Awa Ai Indigo glasses frames Fascino Ribelle
    • Onishi Toki: Otaniyaki pottery
    • Kinuya: Aizome indigo dyed hemp tapestries
    • Workshop Flora: Yusanbako boxes
    • ghoe: Authentic aizome indigo dyed leather products
    • Seibu Wood: KIYOMIZU
    • Dairi FPC: Aizome indigo dyed building materials
    • Doing now: Ai indigo hand balm
    • Tortoise: Aizome indigo dyed silk stole
    • Nagao Industry Inc.: Japan Blue fountain pen
    • Flower Shop Kei: Corsage
    • Bon-Arm: Awa bancha, indigo herb tea
    • my-koubou: Aizome indigo dyed plates
    • Miyazaki Chair Factory: UNI-Master d.Kai kristiansen
    • Mori Kougei: Aizome indigo dyed trays
    • Yoshimoku: Shijira hinoki cypress clocks
    •  Reterace: Ai indigo designed concrete

    (Note) Depending on the circumstances, the exhibition items may change.

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  6. Inquiries
    Living Design Center OZONE TEL:03-5322-6500
    Futuristic Industrial Strategies Division, Commerce, Industry, Labor and Tourism Department, Tokushima Prefectural Government TEL:088-621-2121