Originally a fashion amongst the Samurai families,
Edo Komon was first dyed onto textiles during the Muromachi era. During the Edo era it was used for formal wear for the Samurai families, where each family had a unique pattern and could therefore be identified from the design of their kimono.
Kimono for merchants was limited to pongee, cotton and hemp, and more ostentatious colors were prohibited. It was acceptable to freely use brown and grey colors, and craftsmen in Edo expressed these two colors in various ways. The types of designs increased and various dye techniques were developed one after another. The Spirits of people who lived in Edo were expressed in dyed goods.
Edo Komon's processes include preparation of paper patterns, engraving, dyeing, washing and finally steaming. We, Some-no-Sato Futaba-en have all of these craftsmen internally, to finish Edo Komon in one continuous operation.