Higashi Kogin

Higashi kogin is a form of kogin zashi (itself a form of pattern darning) from Japan. Kogin literally means 'small cloth' and zashi means 'stitches'. It is one of the sashiko forms, and was developed by the farmers of the Tsugaru region in the northern part of Honshu Island, and in particular from east of the Iwaki river.

Higashi kogin has rather a bold design worked on coarse linen. Usually higashi kogin has no stripes, but there often is a repeat design of block patterns made up of lozenges.

See also: mishima kogin; nishi kogin

Sources:

  • KIYOKO, Ogikubo (1993). Kogin and Sashiko Stitch, Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin.
  • HIROSAKI KOGIN INSTITUTE, Co., Ltd. (2013). Tsugaru Kogin – zashi, technique and patterns, Tokyo: Seibundo Shinkosha.
  • TANAKA, Chuaburo (2009). Michinoku no Kofu no Sekai (The world of old textiles in northern part of Honshu Island, Japan), Tokyo: Kawaide Shobo Shinsya.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 5 July 2016).

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