HOSOO is a textile weaver of Nishijin brocade, a time-honored style of weaving created by purveyors at an abbey in Kyoto in 1688. Nishijin-ori is a textile that uses a yarn-dyeing technique developed over 1,200 years ago and used by nobles – the samurai class and wealthy merchants – in the imperial courts of Kyoto. Today Nishijin textile is often used for high-end and traditional Japanese wear, such as Kimono and Obi. In addition to making Kimono and Obi, HOSOO is now applying Nishijin techniques to develop high-end fabrics with the international market in mind. Our goal at HOSOO is to communicate and cultivate Japan's traditional Kyoto Nishijin aesthetic values for contemporary lifestyles throughout the world.