Kyoto Tea Country

Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing Experience: Dye a one-of-a-kind item with your own hands

This activity is held every month for approximately 2-8 days.

At the Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing ("Kusakizome") Academy in Kyoto Prefecture's Ide-cho, you can try your hand at the "kusakizome" dyeing method. Kusakizome roughly translates to plant-based dyeing, in which, 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 a soil and climate can change the resulting colors. Kusakizome mostly uses the plants stems or braches to make dye, and flowers are rarely used. The beginners' course is about having fun learning and trying the kasakizome method, in which 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 of the activity. It's the perfect opportunity to create your very own one-of-a-kind piece.

  • Price : 6,500 yen (tax included) per person.
    Included in the price: dyeing materials, hands-on experience.
    Please bring: apron
    Please come in clothes suitable for moving around and getting wet.
  • Date & Time : This activity is held every month for approximately 2-8 days, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    *Dates can vary from month to month, please contact the facility in advance.
  • Location : Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing Academy

Details

Date & Time
This activity is held every month for approximately 2-8 days, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
*Dates can vary from month to month, please contact the facility in advance.
Max. Number of Participants
Minimum required participants: 5
*15 maximum
Price
6,500 yen (tax included) per person.
Included in the price: dyeing materials, hands-on experience.
Please bring: apron
Please come in clothes suitable for moving around and getting wet.
Location
Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing Academy
Address
73-5 Miyanomoto, Ide, Ide-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
Access
Train: Approximately 6 minutes on foot from Tamamizu Station on the JR Nara Line

Car:
[From Kyoto/Uji] Head south on national route 24 towards Nara, pass through the Yamashiro-Ohashi Higashizume intersection and follow the road straight along the Kizu River for approximately 2km. Turn left at the first light (at the soil/gravel factory), follow prefectural route 321 (Wazuka-Ide line) for approximately 1.5km, turn left at Miyamoto Supermarket and Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing (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 Miyamoto Supermarket and Nonohana Plant-Based Dyeing (Kusakizome) Academy is approximately 50m away.
Foreign Language Support
Foreign language explanations/displays: Not available *Please bring someone who can translate.

Additional Notes

An apron is needed (Please come in clothes suitable for moving around and getting wet)

Cancellation Policy