The rainy season is over in Osaka , and hot weather continues like every day. Every year I make powdered indigo at this time. However, this year I plan to try to make Japanese traditional dyes. Of course, it uses indigo leaves I cultivated. First I dried the harvested indigo leaves.
The seeds of indigo planted in spring by me grew enough to be harvested by the time of the rainy season.
This year’s indigo leaves are big and I have harvested very good things. I dried them completely on a clear day. This picture is dried indigo leaves.
Indigo leaves turn from green to purple when dried. Fertilizing the harvested indigo allows us to harvest indigo leaves again in late summer. I will combine these to make Sukumo (the dye made by fermenting dried indigo leaves) in the fall. In addition, I will do “boil dyeing of dried indigo leaves”. By all means! Please look forward to.