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Banshu is a production area of Banshu-ori, and about an hour from Kobe by car. The weaving was introduced from the Nishijin district in Kyoto during the Edo period, and developed as a side business for farmers. Blessed with soft water suitable for dyeing, suitable climate for cotton cultivation, this region was self-sufficient in clothing production. Today, all the processes of dyeing, weaving, and processing are carried out in a single production area.