Fujix hand-dyed Kakishibu persimmon tannin thread- 20 meter skein - 5 colors


This listing is for one, 20 meter skein of Fujix thread. There are 5 colors available. Please choose the color that you wish to purchase from the drop down box.

These threads were hand-dyed in kakishibu. Kakishibu or "persimmon tannin" is created from unripe persimmon astringent that has been fermented and aged. This imparts the thread with beautiful, natural tan, brown and reddish tones. The dye also acts as an insect deterrent and prevents mold from forming on dyed fabrics. Fishing nets, stencil paper and sakebukuro are often dyed with kakishibu due to these reasons.

Please note that this is a hand dyed thread that is dyed with a natural, plant dye and the color will vary from lot to lot. The thread also has a wonderful "variegated" look due to the dying process. The color of the thread will gradually change due to exposure to ultra-violet rays, oxidation, temperature,and humidity.

This thread is 100% cotton and made in Japan. It is slightly thinner than the Olympus sashiko thread that I offer. These Fujix threads are a size 6. They can be used for sashiko, boro projects, embroidery or hand sewing.

The first photo shows the thread colors from left to right as follows:

#1: Celadon gray
#2: Tan
#3: Brick dust
#4: Brick
#5: Dusk

Please refer to the following photos for the best representation of the thread color. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison.

Photo 2: Color #1 Celadon gray
Photo 3: Color #2 Tan
Photo 4: Color #3 Brick Dust
Photo 5: Color #4 Brick
Photo 6: Color #5 Dusk

Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you. This order will have the accurate shipping cost. I do not charge handling or packaging fees. I do my best to show the color of the thread accurately but please remember that color will vary from monitor to monitor.


I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment. Payment processing is performed by ETSY therefore payment will be shown as "ETSY" on your bank statement.

Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to addresses within the USA using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

*I am registered on the LUCID register. My registration number is: DE4813955437000. My current recycling partner is Reclay. I always reuse packaging if I am able and also encourage customers to re-use and recycle*

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. ETSY is required to collect sales tax for a number of states as well as collect and remit VAT for countries withing the EU. ETSY is the credit processor and website host for my private site and are therefore required to collect and remit sales tax for items shipped to some parts of the USA as well as the EU.

Items shipped to the EU where VAT has been pre-paid will contain documentation showing that this has been paid. It is possible that additional charges and handling fees may be charged at delivery. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Gorgeous sashiko thread, I bought in all the different persimmon shades. Very happy with it.

This is very nice Sashiko thread. The hand dye is beautiful, and the fibers don’t get fuzzy while you sew, as happens for example with similar weight Olympia thread.

Love this thread. High quality, true color, lovely to stitch with. Great price, arrived very quickly. Highly recommend.

Beautiful, high quality thread at a great price. Arrived very quickly. Very pleased.

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