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natural indigo dyestuff displayed at the miho museum

the gift shop at the miho musuem has a display about natural dyes, which also includes these parts of the natural japanese indigo dye process.
'dry indigo': the japanese says 'kansou aiba' which means, dried leaves of the 'ai' or japanese indigo (polygonum) plant.
'indigotin' (which i believe is actually what is found in all varieties of indigo): the japanese says 'sukumo,' which is actually the specific name for the 'ai' leaves that are fermented as part of the traditional japanese indigo dye process. more info here.