Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou (Primrose) - right (223 R)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 223.jpg


Uemura 07-23-2009 223 UV.jpg

Museum number 223
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (223 R)
Fiber type silk
Color light lemon yellow
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) マツヨヒグサ : Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou
Dyestuff (English common name) Primrose
Dyestuff (botanical name) Oenothera stricta Ledeb. ex Link
Plant part flower /fresh
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The resultant color would be same when using the dried flowers as dyestuff. According to Mr. Shoichi Gotoh (), the flower was used for dyeing blue black in Tokushima region, Japan. The plant is sometimes also called as Tsukimis ().
Uemura's date Kyoto