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Japanese crafts such as shijira-ori and indigo-dyeing
In era of Former feudal lord Hachisuka, common people were strictly forbidden to use the silk cloth.
In the Meiji period, Hana Kaifu who is weaving women created it by being inspired by the fact that it shrank when it got wet in the rain.
Its characteristic is the unique unevenness called crimps which is created by the difference in tension due to the number and combination of warp and weft threads.
In July 1978, Awa Shijira-ori using natural Awa indigo was designated as “Awa Shoai Shijira-ori” as a traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
For Japanese people, the vivid and deep shades of Indigo have been historically loved as the most universal color which heals the heart.
Natural Indigo dyes cotton very well, and it is resistant to sunlight and washing with water. The more the Indigo dye is washed, the deeper and more calm the color becomes. The scent that increases with weathering is said to have an insect repellent effect and Indigo is said to have a medicinal effect that protects the skin, all making it very suitable for clothing.
※Group discount for 10 people or more
Only at workshop of 1,000 yen for handkerchiefs will be discounted by 20%.
※ Includes each instruction fee.
※ The size is the cut size, so it will shrink slightly after dyeing.
※ You can bring your own items and dye them freely, the facility usage fee is 500JPY per person. Also, the dyeing fee is 750JPY for all items within 50g per, plus 15JPY per 1g if it exceeds that. It all tax included.
There is a two section system , when you bring your own items.
AM 9:00 to 12:00 / PM 13:00 to 16:00
※The workshop fee will be on-site payment on the day.
※We only accept cash for the workshop fee.
Business hours: AM9: 00-PM4: 00
Closed days: Saturdays and Sundays
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