2019 年 27 巻 p. 65-70
The ration system of silk textile existing in Tokamachi textile production area was abolished after World War II, in June 1949, which allowed subsequent free economic activities. Since then, the system distributing all textiles produced in Tokamachi textile production area from textile manufacturers to wholesalers in gathering places for mass-consumption areas and finally to retailers through brokers was created and continued until around 1980. The system then has changed. While manufacturers of piece dyed fabrics, which are rather big in the area, have shifted to direct dealing, those of yarn-dyed fabrics, which are small and medium-sized in the area, still have made deals via brokers. The paper examines the changes in the distribution system and the current situation.