Sugi (Japanese Red Cedar) - left (22 L)

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Museum number 22
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (22 L)
Fiber type silk
Color beige brown (slightly purplish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 杦: Sugi
Dye (English common name) Japanese Red Cedar
Dyestuff (botanical name) Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D.Don
Plant part branch /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime
Other auxiliary agent -
Dyeing process The mordant was directly added into the dye bath.
Uemura's notes The colors "" were documented in the Shoku Nihongi (), published in 1177 AD. The color "" is thought to be a bluish black. It was difficult to achieve a deeper depth of shade.
Uemura's date -