Just returned from Tokyo trip. I met many people during the trip, but especisally momorable person was a textile dyer who specializes in Edo-Komon patterns. He is the 4th generation of the trade. He showed me his workshop, too. Edo-komon means small patterns popular during the Edo Period. I was just amazed to see all the intricate patterns carved out on the specual rice papers. The patterns are dyed on to silk and eventually become kimono.