In the beautiful world of silk, many hands are trying to preserve the tradition behind the scenes. Turning towards shike silk, the founder realized that making something good that had its roots in his home town would even draw people to visit this small town. Johana silk textiles began around 1580s. During the Edo Period, silk products sold in Johana and Komatsu were protected by the Kaga Clan as “Kaga Silk”. During the 1688-1704, products were sold mainly in Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto and sales flourished. Bunjiro Matsui founded Matsui silk weaving co.,ltd in 1877 and produced fabrics for Japanese clothing and “shike silk paper” paset Japanese paper affixed to “shike silk” for paper covered sliding doors (fusuma). “Shike Silk” is a woven fabric with unique knots pattern that uses cocoon threads made by two silkworms, with a probability of occurence being only 2-3%. Shike silk is prized for its purity, and the Matsui Silk Weaving Co. believes in its unique destiny.