（I translated the above. I'm sorry, it's not perfect.）
The summer in Okinawa is hot and humid. When I sweat, my cotton T-shirt clings to my skin and is uncomfortable. What kind of material was the old kimono worn by the actors in the traditional dance of Kumiodori? The material is thin and light like a cicada's feathers, well ventilated and easy to dry even in damp land. It is Bashofu, which is also an intangible cultural property of the prefecture. There is a Bashofu Kaikan in Kijoka, Ogimi village in the northern part of Okinawa main island, where you can see materials, watch videos, and even see craftsmen weaving cloth.
Before the war, Bashofu cloth was widely woven as a summer clothing for the common people, but after the war, the heat fell. It takes time to train successors, and the aging of weavers is also a problem. Therefore, Toshiko Taira, who was influenced by the folk art movement of Soetsu Yanagi, decided to revive Bashofu. With the centralization and rationalization of work, the quality, evaluation, and purchase price have increased. It's quite a price, but I'm happy if I can buy it someday.