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Unarguably, Kimono is one of Japan’s main traditional cultures. Although it is no longer daily clothes, this traditional garment is still worn for ceremonial events such as weddings, funerals, school ceremonies, and tea ceremonies . Japanese people started wearing kimonos from the Heian Period (794-1192) and kept wearing them until the Meiji Period (1868-1912) when the Japanese government told them to wear western-style clothes as standard clothes.
If you are living outside of Japan, getting kimono fabric for your quilting maybe not that easy. If you have a chance to visit Kyoto, however, you will see many local and long-established shops selling kimono fabric from small pieces (fabric offcuts) to the entire kimono. The price varies, some are reasonable, and some are high-priced since they are antique kimonos. You can find your preferred kimonos you’d never found in your country, and they must be memorable gifts for your trip to Japan.
During our quilt tour, you will join Mutsuko Yawatagi’s special workshop at the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art. Get skills and knowledge of kimono quilt from one of Japan's leading quilters and visit local kimono shops in Kyoto afterward to buy your favorite kimono fabrics. It will surely be a great opportunity for all and any quilters.
Here are our recommended local kimono shop in Kyoto you can buy kimono fabrics:
kimono DAIYASU is targeted at men and women of all ages so anyone can enjoy kimono in any way. On the first floor, you will find traditional kimono accessories, washable kimonos, offcuts of kimono fabric, and more. On the second floor, there are many kinds of kimono on the tatami mat from the formal kimono, casual kimono, the brand new kimono, to second-hand kimono. kimono DAIYASU is known to have a wide variety and they have a good selection of any kind of kimono, so this is a must-visit for you.
Quilting specialist Mutsuko Yawatagaki's special work shop
The Birthplace of Japanese Denim
The first and sole quilt museum established by Mutsuko Yawatagaki
Popular Kyoto Fabric & Craft Shop
Kimono Show and Demonstrations.
Patchwork Shop by Yoko Saito
Exhibitions of the arts & crafts by the students & teachers of the Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.