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Aizenkobo Workshop is a famous indigo dyeing shop and workshop in Kyoto. Located among the many other renowned textile shops and industries, Aizenkono Workshop has also been regarded highly. The family business first started in the kimono weaving industry but switched to indigo dyeing. Aizenkobo exhibits various kinds of articles of clothing including scarves, dresses, casual ware, and more. Their works all exemplify the deep blue colors the craftsmen produce from natural indigo.
Natural indigo has been regarded as a coveted dye for centuries all over the world. Japanese Indigo is taken from the "Tade" plant, unique to Japan, and is famous for giving a particularly deep color. Not only is the color rich and full, but the indigo dye also repels insects, snakes, and some bacteria. Compared to other indigo dyes, the natural color of Aizenkobo in Japan is said to be more reminiscent to an
eggplant color. While the dye's color is rather strong, it takes multiple steps to dye clothes with the Aizenkobo method. Some works require the dye to be applied from 15 to 16 or even 40 to 50 times to achieve optimal results. When done properly, the dyed clothes have a rich color to them and are soft to the touch.
Learn the famous indigo dyeing techniques first hand along the way on our best-selling line of Quilt Festival Japan Tours between Tokyo & Kyoto. You can also customize a package to include Aizen Kobo and the rest of Kyoto's top quilt & craft destinations for an unforgettable Japan vacation!
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