Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum (Workshop)

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Collection of Rare & Beautiful Works of Shibori

Collection of Rare & Beautiful Works of Shibori
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Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum is a museum that focuses on the art of shibori, or dyeing. With over 1,300 years of history with shibori, Japan treasures this time-tested method of dyeing cloths. The Kyoto Shobori Work Shop and Museum preserves these techniques by exhibiting beautiful works of shibori as well as passing on knowledge and skills required to the later generations to keep the art of shibori alive. Shibori is used to dye cloths into beautifully colored and designed scarves and kimonos. Shibori has many different technical methods, ranging from dotted designs and floral designs to more complicated designs using needles and threads to achieve more preciseness.

Shibori dyeing is a very precise, technical skill requiring many years of work to perfect. Through the years we have lost many of our talented craftsmen and is becoming difficult to keep the tradition and talent going. At the Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum, travelers can witness the rare beautiful works of art and even participate in shibori classes to create their own shibori work of art.

Japanese Craft Workshop | Kyoto

Japanese Craft Workshop | Kyoto

Guests of the Kyoto Shibori Museum can enjoy learning a new craft skill thanks to the impressive range of classes and workshops available to learn more about the dyeing process. Some of the Shibori Museum's workshops include:

  1. Itajime shibori scarf class: A unique pattern born by dyeing fabrics with plates. A Traditional technique from the Nara era.
  2. Kyo-arashi shibori scarf class: Multi-step process to Fold, roll, and narrow down the fabric to produce beautiful color combinations and patterns.
  3. Fukusa wrapping cloth class: Method to design involving wrapping silk fabric with beautiful patterns and dyes.

Contact your travel specialist at Japan Deluxe Tours to participate in a shibori class during our fully-guided Quilt Festival Japan Tours between Tokyo & Kyoto to learn more about the traditional fabric culture of Japan.


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