This is startled nagoya obi with ‘Yaoya Oshichi’ motif which is woven on the black background. Yaoya Oshichi was a daughter of the greengrocer. The story is back in Edo period, she attempted to commit arson after falling in love with a boy. The motif is its sad story which is the figure climbing a fire tower to right the fire bell.
Textile is silk and jinken(rayon) blend, and has soft smooth touch.
It has a slightly shiny design by using urushi coated threads.
shige tattooed this theme, its a good story