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The Kyoto Shishu Restoration Studio is dedicated to repairing embroidery and traditional cloth pieces. The Studio is operated by Wakosha, a cleaning company that specializes in Kimono for Buddhist monks and restoring embroidery works. Due to the fragile nature of aged embroidery and lack of professional restoration services, the studio receives up to 140 projects in need of repairs a year. The embroidery that comes through the doors are sometimes 100, 200, and even 300 years old. Therefore, the Kyoto Embroidery Restoration Studio employs skilled embroidery specialists to restore the works and bring them back to life. These expert craftsmen work tirelessly using traditional techniques and their vast experience to bring the works back to their former glory. The restoration studio even handles some of the equipment used for Kyoto's Gion Festival.
Enjoy seeing the traditional tools and fabrics while watching the masters at work during our best-selling line of Quilt Japan Tours through the Kyoto Shishu Restoration Studio. You can also add this destination as a part of our Private Japan Tour Packages for a custom vacation experience with your favorite interests & destinations!
Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.
Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art
Japanese Indigo dyeing and the Pure Vegetable Dyeing
research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques
Most famous festival in Japan; festival of Yasaka Shrine
Premier Japanese Sewing Needles
Great Collection of Obi and Fabric
Recreated village where guests can enjoy a traditional atmosphere before trying Shibori tie-dyeing