Kogin sashimi kit goldfish nebuta

◆Kogin sashimi kit Goldfish Nebuta / Goldfish Neputa Kogin sashimi kit to enjoy the season , today is Goldfish Nebuta / Neputa. I wrotea blog last year , but this time I will touch on the contents of the kit.
In Aomori, no matter how small the village is (even in Namioka Hongo, where I grew up), I think the summer festival that people look forward to is the Nebuta Festival . An essential part of the festival is this goldfish-shaped Nebuta , the Goldfish Nebuta. (I think Nebuta Kaneputaka is on the same level as Koginzashi or Koginsashika.)
The combination of fabric and thread will vary depending on the kit you choose.
①Tsugaru Kobosha Kogin Dwell (hemp) and Tsugaru Kogin thread
② Koginbank original kogin cloth (cotton) and hand-dyed kogin thread ③ Zweigart Dublin (linen) and Hida Sashiko thread.

( (From the left: ①, ②, ③. The aspect ratio and impression of the pattern differ depending on the material )
◆Difficulty level and points

Difficulty level is 2. We carefully designed the traditional pattern, so even those who have never done Kogin-zashi can enjoy it . However, first-time users may find the tail fin a little difficult. Please take your time and enjoy the rhythm of Kogin.
This kit was featured in To-O Nippo (Aomori Prefecture local newspaper) on July 24, 2022 . Normally, we receive orders fairly evenly from all over the country, but thanks to your support, this was the best opportunity we've had to ship to Aomori. Additionally, even when ordering from outside Aomori, many customers include a message saying, ``I'm from Aomori,'' making this a special product that shows the local love.

(Permission has been obtained for introduction on the blog)

◆Material introduction
Tsugaru Kobosha Kogin Dwell (Azabu)
The pattern is vertical, and I felt that it would be able to express the farewell picture of Hirosaki Neputa inside the Goldfish Neputa. I believe that if you pluck (lift) the thread like the strings of a stringed instrument while stitching, you will be able to continue stitching without breaking the thread.

koginbank original kogin cloth (cotton cloth)
This is my favorite kogin cloth , which is attractive because of its supple and well-balanced fabric tension and the movement of the threads . What is a thread cutter? What does it feel like? This is a cloth that I would like people to try once . Since 2023, the unbleached fabric has been newly woven and the color has changed. I will introduce the sample as soon as it is completed. There are also blues and reds with a dull atmosphere.

Zweigart Zweigart Dublin (German linen/25ct)
As you can see in the photo, the same design can be made into a small goldfish nebuta. You can use a kogin needle to do this without any problems, but if you don't normally use a kogin needle to stitch into fine-grained fabrics, we recommend using a magnifying glass. The thickness of the sashiko thread seems to be just right for expressing the pattern.

Tsugaru Kobosha Tsugaru Kogin thread
This is Tsugaru Kobosha's original Supima combed thread. The yarn is soft and has good color, giving the impression that it should be handled gently. I think it is compatible with Nokogin Dwell in terms of materials. It gives off a lively atmosphere.

Handmade fan hand-dyed kogin thread
 Satonobo is recommended for its matte feel and easy-to-sew appearance. The work has a casual, cute and warm atmosphere, so I think it can also be used as a souvenir for your family to take home.

Hida Sashiko Ito I happened to pick up this thread when I went on a trip to Takayama, and it is a sturdy thread that is easy to sew on, and it is smooth and easy to sew on Zweigart linen. The color is good, and I think it's cute and energetic and perfect for Goldfish Nebuta.

(Konan Railway Owani Line: 2022 Children's Goldfish Neputa Train, my child is in the foreground)
◆What you can experience (How to enjoy Koginzashi )
⚪︎Enjoy combining traditional Kogin-zashi patterns ⚪︎Enjoy Aomori's summer tradition with Kogin-zashi ⚪︎Enjoy expressions through color combinations⚪︎Learn about the characteristics of koginbank original Kogin cloth/Kogin Dwell/Zweigart linen
⚪︎Learn about the characteristics of Tsugaru kogin thread/handwork fans hand-dyed kogin thread/Hida sashiko thread
⚪︎Experience the joy of making Koginzashi on a gift⚪︎ (please add more after you enjoy it)

(helmet decoration arrangement)

◆Production secrets
Let's make a goldfish nebuta! I didn't create the book cover with great enthusiasm, but I got a little stuck while creating the book cover in the photo below, and as I was looking at the book cover prototypes lined up diagonally in front of me, I suddenly had an idea, and what I tried to do was to take shape. This work is like a by-product . It was completed in about an hour. (I don't know unless I asked myself at the time, but the top part probably looked like the tail fin of a goldfish nebuta.)
Making the goldfish nebuta was a nice change of pace, and the book cover kit turned out to be a satisfying piece of work. I would like to introduce this again.

Also, I received an interview from reporter Ito of To-O Nippo the day after my father's funeral, which had passed away suddenly, was all over. My father, who was a hard worker, may have been watching from the sky as I was so suddenly distracted that I was wondering what I was going to do with Koginzashi.
People die while they are still alive. I wish I could live a life where I die while working on something I cherish. For this reason, it has become an indispensable work when talking about my Kogin life. From now on, I will continue to approach the creation of works with my own thoughts in mind.

◆Kogin sashimi kit Goldfish Nebuta sales link
⚪︎Kogin Dwell Cloth full set available here , Tsugaru Kobosha Online Shop
⚪︎Koginbank cloth full set is also on sale atour shop , minne , koginbank online shop , and koginbank Amazon shop !
⚪︎Click here for mini size full set

Please continue to enjoy your fun Kogin time.