Ginza Motoji Oshima Tsumugi

The owner, Mr. Komei Motoji, opened ‘Ginza Motoji Oshima Tsumugi’ as a shop specialising in Oshima Tsumugi on February 25, 2012. It was born from his desire to revitalise and revive the Oshima Tsumugi, which comes from Amami Oshima, where he was born. In 2017, the shop was renovated to install a loom and, then, was reopened so visitors could see the process of how the Oshima Tsumugi is woven directly. Listen to the sounds of the loom echoing in the shop, experience the history and culture of the Oshima Tsumugi, and enjoy the rich variety of fabrics we have to offer.

About Ginza born Oshima Tsumugi

Inside the shop, you can find Ms. Kiyota, who weaves the Oshima Tsumugi. Please feel free to take a close look at how it is woven. Rolls of cloth are sold through reservations.

The interior of the shop is furnished with select natural materials, such as a black walnut table by George Nakashima, sliding doors decorated with ink dye, and flagstones made of Date inkstones.

There are always over 100 rolls of Oshima Tsumugi fabrics that the Amami Oshima born owner purchased directly from their production region. We can offer them at affordable prices made possible with direct delivery from the production region.

Reference materials are exhibited to explain how the colours change by mud dyeing the threads over and over several dozen times, and how the Shimebata (binding) technique makes it possible to create the world’s most elaborate ikat (splashed patterns).

Customers can choose the colours and splashed patterns that they like and enjoy a separately ordered Oshima Tsumugi made with the finest quality ‘Platinum Boy’ silk threads.


Ginza Motoji Oshima Tsumugi

Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Open all year, except New Year’s)
3-8-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061

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  • A 2-minute walk from ‘Ginza Station’ (Exit A7) on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Marunouchi Line, and Hibiya Line.
  • A 5-minute walk from ‘Ginza 1-chome Station’ (Exit 9) on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line.
  • A 2-minute walk via the underground passage in the direction of Ginza Station from the ‘Higashi Ginza Station’ on the Toei Asakusa Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
  • A 9-minute walk from JR ‘Yurakucho Station’ (Central/Ginza Exit).