Half Day Traditional Batik and Indigo Dyeing Lesson in Kyoto

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Fantastic batik morning

Reviewed by: Kirsty, 2017/05/17

To start with the workshop looks amazing- running examples of professional work cover the walls and also what look like old tools and print rollers, as well as fabrics covered ceiling all together adding up to a great atmosphere. Our tutor was great, as was his assistant. They gave us lots of pointers whilst letting us crack on when we'd got the hang of the technique. There were lots of example designs to pick from- I'd had grand plans to draw out my own but gave up on this when I saw the topical and varied choices. The steps were straight forward - meaning by the end of the morning we both had an impressive finished product which will be a great reminder of Japan.

Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2017/05/16
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Reviewed by: Rishi D, 2016/09/27

Location : It is conveniently located close walking distance(300-500 meters) to a bus stop.There is two bus stops near the 7 -11 . Not all buses go to kyoto station from the closer 7-11 bus stop.

Please print a map of the area.it helps.

Activity: Started off with drawing on a test cloth. There is several design that you can choose from.We choose from the designs than were available.We used hot wax to initially draw the image on the test and thereafter on the product that you have purchased. I must say that there is two people that ran the dyeing experience. The granny is extremely talented. She watches over you and helps you when you are unsure. She speaks broken English. With her showing you what to do and asking you to do the same in Japanese. It is like the series'lost in translation'. Trust me you will get her eventually The younger gentleman was the one that explained what we had to do and how we initially design the product. The dyeing process is informative and eductional. The dyeing solution doesn't have any smell. I would definitely recommend going for this experience when in Kyoto.

Reply from activity provider

Thank you for a roketsu dyeing.
If there is an opportunity, please come again.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2016/09/26
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