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Weaving Shibusa

Weaving Shibusa is the story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication, shown through their love and fascination of denim. The film gives unprecedented access to the mysterious and storied industry of Japanese denim, told by the only people who can; world-renowned vintage denim experts, the highly regarded “Osaka 5” who are responsible for Japan’s denim revival, as well as passionate innovators whose unparalleled work has made “Japanese Denim” synonymous with the highest quality possible.

What makes Japanese denim special is not only the materials, machinery, and techniques, but also the people and ideas behind the process. This film reveals the intense passion and insight behind Japanese denim, but also poses the question: what is the future of these garments that are so deeply rooted in the past?

A film by Devin Leisher, Erik Motta, and Mehdi Ahmadi.