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So, why are vertical stripes more ``iki'' than horizontal stripes? What is stated in ``The Structure of iki'' includes the positional relationship of our eyes to recognize the striped patterns, and the structure of this earth. Apparently there is a natural factor called gravity.

The first reason is that our eyes, which are located parallel to the left and right, "easily perceive parallel lines as parallel lines" when vertical stripes run vertically, rather than when horizontal stripes spread from side to side. It is. Our eyes unconsciously perceive two parallel lines, but the binary relationship is more clearly expressed in a line running vertically than in a parallel line running horizontally. That's it. Two lines that never intersect show their opposing relationship more clearly. It is said that this duality is the root of ``iki.''
Another reason is that vertical stripes are light enough to resist gravity. It exists as a natural phenomenon, just like falling rain or willow streaks. Therefore, it seems that stripes can be said to be more "iki" than borders.

"Live" stripes expressed in Indian khadi. It does not have the vivid color expressions unique to India, but instead consists of two very plain colors: a deep navy blue and a light red persimmon color. The two colors are a very simple striped pattern with no excessive design, each having a certain width and switching regularly and rhythmically. That's why you can see the slight distortions that are unique to hand-woven fabrics. A shirt that has a Japanese sense of aesthetics while also coexisting with India's traditional hand-spun and hand-woven culture. The result is a piece of clothing that allows you to traverse different cultures every time you slip it through its sleeves.