Kogin is an ancient Embroidery technique originating from the Aomori prefecture in Japan. Traditionally, a cotton thread was embroidered on a hemp or linen fabrics to make peasants garment more resistant to cold climates. With time, kogin designs became more specific to particular areas and developed into an art.
Today you can make kogin with linen or cotton fabrics and colourful cotton threads. Kogin can be used to decorate dining cloths, accessories, pouches and bags.