Kakishibu dyed selvedge linen pillow case


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Kakisibu dyed  selvedge linen pillow case



Kakisibu zome (Persimmon tannin dyeing) is done by fermenting persimmon(kaki) juice before it ripens


A textile of natural origin


Linen meets kakishibu dyeing(persimmon tannin dyeing).

Linen, a yarn from flax grown in Europe, and kakishibu dyeing, a traditional Japanese process of fermentation, meet at Tenjin-factory and become a woven fabric.

Linen made from flax, which grows only with rain and soil, has benefited mankind throughout its long history. It has enabled us to live comfortably on this earth through its natural water absorbency, quick-drying, breathability, and heat retention properties without human intervention.

On the other hand, traditional Japanese persimmon tannin dyeing, so-called kakishibu zome, is a natural dye made by fermenting the juice of astringent persimmons. Because of its film-forming properties, it has long been applied to clothing, paper, wood, and other materials to strengthen them and make them last longer. It is the fruit of the wisdom of our ancestors, who wished to use this finite natural resource with care and longevity.

Kakishibu dyeing comes from a plant called kaki fruit and linen also comes from  a plant called flax. Both are plant-derived materials and they harmonize well with each other to create a unique texture and color. It can be said that this is truly a one-of-a-kind linen fabric.

First of all, the texture has a moderate firmness that feels smooth to the touch, and even when sweaty, it does not become sticky in a strange way. It is a reliable ally that supports comfortable sleep.

Its color is also attractive. At first they are a beautiful persimmon color, but as they are washed and dried outside in daily life, the color deepens or, conversely, fades, revealing a mysterious world of colors. We who have become accustomed to chemical dyes are at first bewildered by this, but it reminds us that this is the nature of naturally occurring materials. Nevertheless, since color migration does not occur, this product will not stain other clothing, etc., so you can use it with peace of mind.

In general, we have the impression that natural fibers are weak against friction, but kakishibu-dyed linen is so strong that it overturns this common sense. This is one of the charms of kakishibu dyeing.

Please try such an attractive kakishibu dyeing comforter case and see for yourself.















Pillow cases : One side is persimmon color and the other is white.


This color can only be produced by yarn-dyed fabrics.    


Enjoy color changes of Kakishibu dyeing

Traditional Japanese persimmon tannin dyeing ( kakishibu-dyeing ) is a natural dye made by fermenting the juice of astringent persimmons. The yarn is soaked in this solution, dyed, washed, and dried, and then carefully repeated over and over again to achieve the beautiful persimmon color. The main ingredient of the color is persimmon tannin. This persimmon tannin reacts with various components to produce a darker color. On the other hand, it is also decomposed by light and heat, resulting in a lighter color. In other words, when persimmon tannin is washed for the first time in daily life, it reacts with water and detergents, resulting in a darkening of the color. After repeated washing and drying, at some point, the color begins to fade (lightening). The Japanese have long enjoyed this transition of color. The fading and changing of colors is quite natural and is a proof of the use of natural materials.

Kakishibu dyeing, with these characteristics, does not cause color migration, and there is no need to worry about staining other clothes when washing. It is also  durable against friction. Kakishibu dyeing is attracting attention as an environmentally friendly dyeing method.





Fading begins with increased washing frequency and color fades.


   Colors dyed with great care will not migrate


Selvedge, a sign of good quality


 We started weaving on old-fashioned analog shuttle looms with the aim of returning to the humanistic approach to manufacturing that has been lost due to mass production and mass consumption. Shuttle looms are like hand looms powered by electricity. It still requires human hands to make cloth. The advent of the latest looms, which require as little human labor as possible in the name of labor saving, has certainly realized mass production, but on the other hand, the cloth-making site where the warmth of hands still remains has disappeared. Tenjin-factory was born as a textile factory where people make cloth and the loom is only a tool.

The shuttle loom is characterized by its ability to weave without putting a load on the threads, making it possible to create soft, nostalgic, and warm fabrics. Its charm also lies in the fact that it produces a linen fabric with a selvedge, just like antique linen. In the process of weaving the cloth, parts called selvedge are formed at both ends.  Traditionally, selvedges have been marked with colored threads so that people can tell who made them. This has somehow become a part of the design. Tenjin-factory also weaves original selvedges into various linen fabrics.

Selvedge is a sign of good quality.






The part seen at the edge is called selvedge  



Selvedge is a marker of  Tenjin-factory's textiles


The tool used to weave without loading the yarn is called a shuttle


What is the pillow case made of selvedge fabric?


Tenjin-Factory's selvedge linen, like antique linen, the selvedge itself is part of the design. The selvedges are cut to fit the size of the pillow, so the selvedges are only on one side, but the selvedges are worth having. This pillow case is made with artisanal fabrics that will be antique in 100 years.





The selvedge only remains on one side, but it is accented.



   To make your own pillow case


This product is made to order.

If fabric is available, delivery will take about 1 month. If fabric is not available, you may have to wait up to 3 months.






Dyeing over a number of times will gradually darken the color.


10 times dyed color


Persimmon tannin dyeing dyes a once-in-a-lifetime color



Product Data 


| Material |


| Made in Japan |

We can ship to world wide from Japan. However, in some cases there are some countries and regions that we cannot ship to.

| Delivery Date | 

If fabric is available, delivery will take about 2 weeks. If fabric is not available, you may have to wait up to 3 months.




| 素材 |


| 日本製 |


| 納品日について |



How to care persimmon tannin-dyed products


1. Avoid light.

Do not leave the product exposed to sunlight or electric lights for long periods of time.
When drying, dry in the shade.
When storing, choose a place where light does not penetrate, or wrap the product in a cloth.



Wash it in a way that reduces friction. If using a washing machine, please put it in a net and wash it alone.



Use a mild alkaline detergent. Do not use detergents containing bleach or optical brighteners. Also, please avoid using fabric softener.


4.Water temperature

We recommend room temperature water for washing. The higher the temperature, the more easily the color will dissolve in the water.


5. Ironing

Avoid creasing the fabric, as this may cause the corners to fade.



Please use delicate mode. Otherwise, it may cause shrinkage.































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  • (注2)運送会社の配送事情により指定時間にお届けできない場合がございます。
  • (注3)配達事情または、ご注文が殺到している場合、商品が品切れの場合には、ご指定通りにお届けできない場合があります。
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The shipping cost is ¥1,000 to ¥3,000 for orders below ¥29,999. Orders above ¥30,000 are free shipping.

East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia(Orders¥1-¥15,000): ¥1,500       East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia(Orders¥15,001-¥29,999): ¥1,000
North America Oceania Central America the Middle East(Orders¥1-¥15,000): ¥2,000                                 North America Oceania Central America the Middle East(Orders¥15,001-¥29,999): ¥1,500
Europe: ¥3,000
Africa South America: Sales are not currently being undertaken.

The orders will usually be shipped within 3 to 14 business days.
Every order will be shipped directly from our Japanese factory. You will be responsible for any customs, duties, or import fees associated
with receiving your order to tenjin-factory.com.















About Returns
Our normal return policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Please send an email to contact@tenjin-factory.com to notify us that you want to return the product.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item.
We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed,
and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
Shipping and Handling costs, gift box costs and other charges are non-refundable. Also, there will be a 20% restocking fee except
if you’re returning an item because of a defect or missing part, or because it wasn’t what you ordered.

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If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time
before your refund is officially posted. Next, contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at tenjin-factory.com.

Sale items
Only regular-priced items may be refunded, unfortunately, sale items cannot be refunded.

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at tenjin-factory.com
and send your item to TENJIN, 7-29-2 Shimoyoshida Fujiyoshida-shi Yamanashi 403-0004 Japan, Phone 0555-22-1860.