Yonezawa Silk Drink Coaster Handweaving Lesson in Yonezawa
Make your own drink coasters made of Yonezawa silk fabric colored with natural dyes! Learn the basics of handweaving, great for beginners of all ages.
The Fabric Dyeing Studio Wakuwakukan is located nearby the Uesugi family mausoleum. The studio has lessons in handweaving and safflower dyeing, a gallery of kimono made of Yonezawa silk and a charming little cafe. The Yonezawa method of silk fabric production blossomed during the middle of the Edo period. The characteristic of Yonezawa fabric is "kusakizome," using natural plant dyes to create delicate shades of color.
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Schedule & Location
Time & Location
Time & Location
Starting time: 10:00 - 15:00 (Show details)
10:00 Meet at Waku Waku Kan
Start your handweaving lesson! (30 ~ 40 mins)You will create two 100% silk drink coasters (10cm by 10cm)
Choose the threadChoose your favorite thread from a plethora of lovely colors.
PreparationAttach the weft thread to a shuttle.
WeavingCreate patterns using your chosen thread colors, under the careful watch of our instructors.
Done!Once you are done weaving our staff will remove your coasters from the loom and tie them off.
Experience Ends at Waku Waku Kan
- Children in the 5th grade (whose legs can reach the loom pedals) and older may participate.
- The studio is closed on Wednesday, as well as Sunday and national holidays from December to March.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
- You can book a maximum of 8.
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- There is no cancellation charge, but please contact us at least 3 days in advance.