Watch up close the skill of distinguished artisans at their place of work producing kimono, and try out the process
Duration2 ～ 3 hours
Number of participants5 ～7 people
Story & Feature
Kimono of Kyoto are known for their elegant profundity, not just their beauty. You can visit their place of production.
Enjoy and marvel at the delicate techniques of experienced artisans that are not normally on view. We will guide you around accompanied by commentary on the actual production process. Since the workshop will be reserved for the occasion, the plan will be special to you only.
Not only will you look around, but you can experience for yourself part of the production process. A pattern template is placed on the fabric of the kimono, and color is applied with a brush. A fine line of rubber is placed on the border of the design, and Yuzen printing is applied. It is dyed directly by using a brush to paint a design of your choice. Try for real with your own hand an important process in the making of a kimono.
Once you have learned about kimono production and tried it out for yourself, take a look at some precious and gorgeous kimono: precious kimono of over 200 years old and kimono that have just been dyed in hand-painted Kyo yuzen style. It will be a special time to sense the greatness of this elegant beauty nurtured through Kyoto’s history.