ABOUT BUAISOU

Tokushima prefecture is known as the production area of Awa Indigo.  We do everything from Indigo cultivation to creating dye and creation of products.
The indigo dye of BUAISOU, uses a traditional technique which is called “Jigoku date” (meaning: producing hell)  mixing wood lye, bran and shell-ash, followed by a fermentation process.  This is the most difficult dye to produce in the world.   This Indigo dye becomes a deep and beautiful color and does not run like other dyes.
Together with product development, we work extensively in Japan and abroad, including workshops and exhibitions. 

阿波藍の産地として知られる徳島県上板町を拠点に、藍の栽培から、染料となる蒅(すくも)造り、染色、製作までを一貫して行う。
蒅に木灰汁、ふすま、貝灰のみを混ぜて発酵させる伝統技法「地獄建て」で仕込むBUAISOUの藍染液は、素材を深く冴えた藍色に染め上げ、色移りしにくいという特徴を持つ。商品展開と合わせ、ワークショップや展示など、国内外にて幅広く活動を行う。