Make a Traditional Tenugui Hand Dyed Towel in Eastern Tokyo

Posing with completed handmade tenugui

The patterns change monthly!

Create your very own unique tenugui hand towel featuring a bright and vivid pattern with traditional chusen dyeing techniques. It makes for a useful and fun souvenir.

  • Posing with completed handmade tenugui
  • Pulling a stencil layer off to show chusen dyeing
  • Mixing and preparing traditional chusen dyes
  • Two women rolling out a pattern on cloth
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Tenugui towels can be used as hand towels, bandannas, scarves, wrapping material and more, are beautiful and useful gifts. Learn how to create bright patterns using the chusen dyeing technique with an English speaking assistant! Once you completely understand the process, lay the design out onto your cloth, and then create your personal towel. Open to groups and solo travelers, have fun printing the seasonal whimsical designs on the cotton towels. Thanks to the amazing thinness of a tenugui, it dries quickly enough to take home on the same day.
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Perfect for those travelling alone or with a small group, feel free to drop in and make your own towel!
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Material fees / Lesson fees
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Practice chusen dyeing in a small private group. Join in with just your friends or family, and enjoy even more personalized attention to make sure your work is top notch!
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Schedule: for all packages
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking assistant / Material fees / Lesson fees
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Starting time: 10:00 14:00
Starting time: 10:00 14:00
  • 09:30 Meet at Keisei Tateishi Station
  • 10:00 Workshop Begins
  • Instructions and Explanation (30 minutes)
    Start off learning about tenugui and the chusen dyeing process, and what you will use during your experience.
  • Pattern Setting (20 minutes)
    DSC_5994 First, carefully set the pattern sheets onto a a wooden screen, and then layer the designs using a traditional starch paste.
  • Chusen Dyeing (30 minutes)
    DSC_6065 After sketching out the pattern with the paste, gently pour the dye over your tenugui.
  • Cloth Rinsing (10 minutes)
    DSC_6091 Rinse your tenugui in water to remove the starch and excess dye, then hang it up to air dry. Thanks to the thin cotton fabric, it will dry very fast!
  • Cloth Rolling (30 minutes)
    DSC_6122 Use a special machine to roll out your tenugui and get rid of any wrinkles.
  • Completion
    DSC_6128 Now, just trim off the edges and your handmade tenugui is complete! If you want, check out the shop for other colorful towels.
  • 12:00 Tour ends at the Tenugui Workshop
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • The activity will start on time, please arrive at the workshop 30 minutes before the scheduled start for a smoother experience.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity may end a little earlier or later than stated.
    • 1 group (up to 6 people) will create about 10-11 tenugui, in predecided patterns and colors.
    • The set pattern of the tenugui changes monthly.
    • Please understand that the tenugui will not look the same as those made by professional craftsmen.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 11 business days to 18:00 local time, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 4 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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Availability Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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