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Also written —k”~Ž÷. A brown vegetable dye senryou õ—¿ obtained from the evergreen tree Myrica rubra, which grows in the mountains of southern Honshuu –{B. The tree bark, called momokawa “”ç or shibuki a–Ø, is boiled in water for approximately 24 hours to produce the dye. Used with an alum or ash lye mordant yamamomo produced a golden-brown shade called kincha ‹à’ƒ, and an iron mordant gives an olive-to gray-brown colour yamamomo-iro ŽR“F. It can also be top-dyed on indigo *ai —• to give black. Yamamomo has been used in Japan since the Nara period and was popular as an overdye during the Edo period.
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