Fabric Dyeing and Weaving (Crafts), Japan tours & activities, fun things to do in Japan | VELTRA

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Famous for its elegant textiles, Japan is the perfect place to try out local dyeing and decoration techniques. From Kyoto's elegant kyo-yuzen style to funky indigo tie dye, make a wearable souvenir of your trip. For a really special experience, you can even try weaving.
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  1. No.1
    Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

    USD32.48

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    While you are in Kyoto, spend a few hours creating a hand-made one-of-a-kind piece of Kyo-Yuzen, or dyed-fabric, and bring home a beautiful piece of art!

    From USD43.30

    Daily
    (morning)
  3. No.3
    Learn how to weave using a traditional loom, and create your won one-of-a-kind scarf, tapestry or table runner. Experience the calming effect of weaving in Nagano!

    USD29.52

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon)
  4. Join a fun fabric dyeing workshop to make your very own tenugui hand towel. Use an all-natural dye made with cedar water and personalize your design while taking in the relaxing earthy aroma. A perfect activity in rain or shine!

    USD27.56

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Get drawn in by the mystical beauty of deep, rich Japan blue as you dye cloth bags, handkerchiefs or scarfs with the pattern of your choice. Make your own special item using organically-made indigo dye at the home of Awa indigo dyeing, Tokushima.
    English Available

    From USD9.94

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Learn an ancient way of dyeing using plants. You can use about 8 plants including indigo depending on the season. Create a personalized and unique item just for you.

    From USD14.76

    Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Learn and make Zori or Waraji woven sandals in an all ages glass that even beginners can join. Turn raw straw into a special pair of footwear as a personal souvenir.

    From USD9.84

    Sun, Fri, Sat
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Learn the traditional way to make a unique accessory, from decorating a large Shogi piece to making pottery or dyeing cloth with friendly instructors.

    From USD10.63

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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