Safflower Cotton Scarf Dyeing Lesson in Yonezawa
Use natural plan-based dyes on a lightweight cotton scarf to create pretty designs. No need to worry about chemicals, making this great for kids too.
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 safflower dyeing lesson! (~ 30 mins)You will dye a square cotton scarf (43cm by 43cm)
Choose the colorChoose your favorite color from white, yellow (turmeric dyeing) and blue (indigo dyeing).
Create a patternCreate your pattern by using rubber bands, wood plates, chopsticks and clothespins.
Dyeing ProcessDip the fabric into the red safflower dye and let the color set.
DryingPlace your scarf in alkaline water once you are pleased with the hue. Wash it and then hang it out to dry.
Experience Ends at Waku Waku Kan
- Children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Children 3 years old and above can participate in this activity.
- 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 50.
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- There is no cancellation fee, but please contact us at least three days in advance.