Introductory Traditional Kyo-Yuzen Hand-Dyeing Workshop in a Machiya

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Great for all ages!

The art of Kyo-Yuzen has been a part of the crafting culture of Kyoto
for hundreds of years. Now you too can create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed work of art.

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The traditional art of "Surikomi Yuzen" (Yuzen-style brush dye technique) was created in the mid-18th century and has been the most popular way to dye kimono cloth ever since. The craftsmen of Marumasu-Nishimuraya, a 100 year-old business, will take you step-by-step as you make your own masterpiece.

Using paper stencils and ink, layers of color are carefully brushed onto fabric. Designs range from realistic flowers and plants to abstract designs. Sit with the craftsmen as they help you create Kyo-Yuzen pieces, such as handkerchiefs, mobile phone cases or Japanese fans.
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    Make a colorful handkerchief for you or as a gift!
Size: 36cm x 36cm
Fabric: cotton
  • Available: Daily
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  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English / Kyo-Yuzen materials
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USD 20.30
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Smart Phone/ Digital Camera Case
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USD 15.69
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    Carry your cell phone or camera in style.
Size: 8.5cm x 13.5cm
Fabric: cotton
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USD 17.53
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    A beautiful Kyo-Yuzen placemat.
Size: 44cm x 34cm
Fabric: hemp
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    Perfect for pens and pencils.
Size: 20cm x 15cm
Fabric: hemp/cotton
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Small Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth
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    Wrap presents and belongings in a furoshiki.
Size: 45cm x 48cm
Fabric: polyester chirimen
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Starting time: 09:00 - 17:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 (Hide details)
  • 08:50 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya
  • Begin Dying Experience
  • Select Your Item
    20120313054015_1112460755_10016_4.jpeg Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
  • Select Your Stencil
    20120313054018_1086844711_10016_4.jpeg After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
  • Prepare Your Fabric
    20120313054024_2103750955_10016_4.jpeg Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
  • Begin Dying
    20120313054039_1896150137_10016_4.jpeg Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
  • Layer the Stencils
    20120313054059_2015899284_10016_4.jpeg After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
  • Finish Dying
    20120313054059_917337987_10016_4.jpeg After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
  • Aftercare
    Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry)

    Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
  • Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya
Notes
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    • The Marumasu-Nishimuraya is open daily (excluding Jan 1st to 3rd) from 09:00 - 17:00. All courses end at 19:00 and one project will take approximately 1 - 1.5 hours to complete.
    • For groups of 6-19 people, please reserve your activity at least 4 days in advance. For groups of 20 or more, please reserve your activity at least 14 days in advance.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese, however for small groups, lessons can be held in simple English with English pamphlets and gestures.
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