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

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Great relaxing activity. Perfect for a rainy day or to take a break from city excursions.

Reviewed by: Nikki, 2019/11/17

I made an awesome tumbler that I absolutely LOVE.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist and was worried about things coming out just right but the staff there was patient and willing to put up with my extra questions and offered advice. They had a native English speaker there so it made the explanations super easy to understand. Thanks Saskia!

The only sort-of-criticism I have is more with Veltra's layout. The location actually had more items than was listed on the site. But we were given free range of anything at the price range of the tumbler (which we both chose on the site) or above, with us paying the difference in store (we COULD have chosen a less expensive item but we'd be loosing out on money since it was payed for in advance through Veltra). I chose to stay with the tumbler I originally planned but having those options given to me was very nice. So really, this was both a negative AND a positive.

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Nice workshop!

Reviewed by: Annaïck, 2019/10/28

Spot easy to find.
First you get to choose your stencil design in a big selection well sorted by style.
Then you pick your favorite design and the host shows you how to proceed and make you try the technique a little bit before using the piece of cloth you chose for that workshop.
Then the host lets you practice and is still around if you need help.
It took me a half day, but that was mostly because I am always hard to choose stencils and colors, also I’m slow at painting.
Host was nice, helpful and easy to communicate with in English.

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2019/06/06
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Great for students and adults alike!

Reviewed by: Aussie Sensei, 2018/09/30

This was a great activity. All students and teachers were able to make a professional looking product, and it was easy and fun. The staff kindly explained in both Japanese and English for us so we could learn more Japanese too. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon or escape the heat.

Reply from activity provider

Thank you for coming to our workshop. We are really glad you had a great time. We are looking forward to seeing you next time!

Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/09/26
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Hidden gem!

Reviewed by: Leigh Anne, 2018/07/08

Such a fun activity for my family. They have many products and design ideas. Staff was able to help us create a great keepsake from our holiday.

Reply from activity provider

Thank you for coming to our workshop. It is great that you enjoyed. We are looking forward to seeing you next time!

Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2018/07/06
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Reviewed by: Maasa, 2014/11/05

I had a great time enjoying the yuzen dyeing in a relaxed atmosphere.
I dyed a handkerchief, but I had a hard time setting on one design out of so many patterns.
It’s wonderful as the pattern changes by how you layer the colors.
The workshop is mainly for beginners, but you can still enjoy it even if you have tried before. I want to give it another try.

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
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