Asebi (Japanese andromeda) - right (218 R)

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Museum number 218
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (218 R)
Fiber type silk
Color yellow beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 馬酔木 : Asebi
Dye (English common name) Japanese andromeda
Dyestuff (botanical name) Pieris japonica (Thunb.) D.Don ex G.Don subsp. japonica
Plant part leaf / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant aluminum oxide
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemera's notes According to Mr. Shoichi Gotoh (後藤捷一), leaves of this plant were used for dyeing in Tokushima region, Japan. He collected the plant for this experiment.
Uemera's date Kyoto