|Known For||17th Generation Head of Tawaraya Workshop|
Kitagawa Heirō (1898-1988) was the 17th generation head of Tawaraya, a Nishijin workshop, specializing in producing woven silk for Noh theater and the Imperial household. He was designated a Living National Treasure in 1960 for his revival of the lost art of ra weaving and his mastery of yūsoku orimono.
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- Woven Treasures of Japan's Tawaraya Workshop Gallery Guide. Textile Museum. Washington DC. 2012.
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