The Japanese name for a traditional yellow colorant obtained from the Miscanthus tinctorius grass plant native to southeast Asia. The dye is primarily composed of anthraxin and related flavonoids.
Synonyms and Related Terms
kari yasu; kari yasa;
ISO R105 Lightfastness Classification is about 2 (mordanted on alum)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: Miscanthus" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed March 5, 2002].
- R.Feller, M.Curran, C.Bailie, 'Identification of Traditional Organic Colorants Employed in Japanese Prints and Determination of their Rates of Fading', Japanese Woodblock Prints, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, 1984