Nonohana Kusakizome Experience – With your own hands dye a one-of-a-kind item

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  • Silk shawls dyed from the different plants Silk shawls dyed from the different plants
  • The experience begins with picking flowers The experience begins with picking flowers
  • Bundle the cloth in the place you want the line pattern, and fasten a rubber band Bundle the cloth in the place you want the line pattern, and fasten a rubber band
  • Boiling the cut plants Boiling the cut plants
  • Adding patterns using the 'shibori' technique Adding patterns using the 'shibori' technique
  • Using various techniques you can create many different colours and patterns using the same Using various techniques you can create many different colours and patterns using the same
  • The finished product! You can take it home on the same day The finished product! You can take it home on the same day
  • Sample products Sample products
  • Silk shawls dyed from the different plants
  • The experience begins with picking flowers
  • Bundle the cloth in the place you want the line pattern, and fasten a rubber band
  • Boiling the cut plants
  • Adding patterns using the 'shibori' technique
  • Using various techniques you can create many different colours and patterns using the same
  • The finished product! You can take it home on the same day
  • Sample products

At the Nonohana Kusakizome Academy in Ide-cho, Kyoto prefecture, you can try your hand at the‘kusakizome’dyeing method. Kusakizome roughly translates to plant-based dyeing, where, as the name suggests you use pigments from plants to dye fabric. Seasonal plants are usually used for dyeing, but even the same plant grown in different soil and climate can change the resulting colours. Kusakizome mostly uses the plants stems or braches to dye, but flowers are rarely used. The beginners course is about having fun learning and trying the kasakizome method where you cut and boil the plants to make the dye, and use the bokashi dyeing technique (dyeing in layers) to dye a silk shawl, which you can take home on the day. A perfect opportunity to create your very own one-of-a-kind piece

Dates:It is held every month for approximately 2-8 days, 1pm - 3pm. *Dates can vary from month to month, please contact in advance.
Meeting place:Nonohana Kusakizome Academy
Minimum required participants:5 *15 maximum
Duration:approximately 2 hours
Cost:6500yen (tax included) per person
Included in the price:materials, hands-on experience
Please bring:Apron, please come in clothes suitable for moving around in and getting wet.

Basic information

Venue name

Nonohana Kusakizome Academy

Address

Postal code:610-0302
73-5 Miyanomoto, Ide, Ide-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto

Access

Train : Aprroximately 6 minutes on foot from Tamamizu station (JR Nara Line)

Car : [From Kyoto/Uji] Head south on national route 24 towards Nara, pass through the Yamashiro-Ohashi Higashizume intersection and follow straight along the Kizu river for approximately 2km, turn left at the first lights (at the soil/gravel factory), follow prefectural route 321 (Wazuka-Ide line) for approximately 1.5km, turn left at Supermarket Miyamoto and Nonohana Kusakizome Academy is approximately 50m away.
[From Nara] Head north on national route 24 towards Kyoto, pass the Ide-cho government office, turn right at the first light (at the soil/gravel factory), follow prefectural route 321 (Wazuka-Ide line) for approximately 1.5km, turn left at Supermarket Miyamoto and Nonohana Kusakizome Academy is approximately 50m away.

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Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language explanations/displays:

Not available
*Please bring someone who can translate.

Contact information

Name

Nonohana Kusakizome Academy

Website

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Languages

Other: Japanese only

Remarks

Ocha no Kyoto DMO
TEL:0774-25-3239 
FAX:0774-25-3238
E-mail:t-travel@ochanokyoto.jp

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