On August 6th, viewers at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco will be treated to a documentary about Japanese denim and the people who practice this longstanding tradition of quality and style. Presented by denim brand Self Edge, the doc is called Weaving Shibusa, and a trailer has recently premiered online.
Weaving Shibusa explores the master artisans of Japanese denim, who may work for competing companies but who are all part of the same denim-making family, known as the “Osaka 5.” The trailer is reverent, respectful, and even a little bit somber, and it should be of interest to anyone who cares about the particular history of Japanese denim or the fashion industry in general.
You can check out the trailer for Weaving Shibusa below. If you’re not able to make the first screening in SF on the 6th, stay tuned to the film’s official Vimeo account here for more info about a wider release in the near future.
Here’s the trailer: