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Advanced Traditional Hand-Dyeing Workshop Kyo-Yuzen Course in a Machiya

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An excellent opportunity to experience an iconic Japanese craft

Reviewed by: JJ Loughran, 2019/02/12

I arrived at the studio and was welcomed by a staff member. During my time there I was pleased with the oversight of the staff -- and truly enjoyed my experience. The helpfulness, the professionalism and the interest of the staff provided a supported experience which I found enormously satisfying. This is a great craft experience and I highly recommend it. I was directed to a local supplier and bought the materials necessary to do this again

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2018/11/12
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Therapeutic and great souvenir

Reviewed by: Neko, 2018/01/30

It was a great experience. My design took 4 hours and 9 stencils. It turned out beautiful in my opinion. They packaged it up really nice at the end as well.

I was only shown about 10 designs to choose from, maybe because I was doing the advanced workshop and on a large piece of fabric. I got a quick intro on how it worked and how to paint and then I was left to my own devices. What I assume was the master craftsman would stop by every once in a while to see how things were going and look at my progress. Do not expect this to be a step by step class, but staff is available if you have questions. I jumped right into the advanced class as I am artist who loves painting and making things, but I don't recommend doing that if you are not comfortable painting. It is not as easy as just putting one color down in one area of the stencil, you need to layer colors, like just the petal of a flower needs red, black, and white; if you use just red, it will be flat.

Reply from activity provider

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. As you said, The advanced class takes long time and the designs are so complicating and needed many colors.We hope it was good experience for you. If you have a chance to visit Kyoto again, please stop by and try different design.

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2018/01/14
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