Laundry Care Labels for Japanese clothes
(JIS L0217)

The followings are the meanings of laundry care labels attached in clothes and accessories fabricated / designed in Japan. The explanations are from official document of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.。

1. How to wash
No.
Symbol
Meaning
101
Machine Wash at 95℃
102
Machine Wash at 60℃
103
Machine Wash at 40℃
104
Machine wash at 40℃, permanent press or hand wash
105
Machine wash at 30℃, permanent press or hand wash
106
Hand wash at 30℃, do not machine wash
107
Do not wash


2. Chlorine bleaching
No.
Symbol
Meaning
201
Chlorine bleaching acceptable
202
Do not chlorine bleaching


3. Ironing
No.
Symbol
Meaning
301
Hot iron at 180-210℃
302
Warm iron at 140-160℃
303
Cool iron at 80-120℃
304
Do not iron


4. Dry Cleaning
No.
Symbol
Meaning
401
Dry-cleanable in Perchloroethylene, solvent R113, and hydrocarbon
402
Dry-cleanable in solvent R113 and hydrocarbon
403
Do not dry-clean


5. How to wring
No.
Symbol
Meaning
501
Wring soft
502
Do not wring


6. How to dry
No.
Symbol
Meaning
601
Hang dry
602
Hang dry in shade
603
Flat dry
604
Flat dry in shade


Table 1: If there is 中性 (neutral) in the bottom of the label, it means "use neutral detergent."



Table 3: If there is a wavy line under iron in label, it means "use presser cloth under iron."



For machine wash, if there is ネット使用 it means "use washing bag for machine wash."