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Join Japan Deluxe Tours and spend valuable time at the first and sole quilt museum in Japan with all of Japan's can't miss handicraft & stitch art spots on our fully-guided Quilt Japan Tours. Shop for the best fabrics & materials along Tokyo's top craft and DIY stores, join interactive traditional craft workshops in Tokyo, Shimane (Izumo), and Kyoto, and find inspiration along Japan's best arts and craft museums.
Textiles are one of the oldest art forms of Japan, practiced and refined over centuries. Woven Textiles, Dyeing, Embroidery, Decorative Stitching to name a few. Starting this incredible tour with Tokyo for sightseeing, shopping in Nippori Textile town, Yoko Saito's Quilt Party and Sashiko Museum. Then travel to Izumo where the first and sole quilt museum is located in Japan. Continuing to Kyoto, experience hands-on workshops with various traditional textiles and craftsman's original techniques.
The world's largest quilt festival includes about 400 pieces of exhibition of contestant's best creation, various workshops for beginners to advanced, and famous artists gallery. In addition to that there are any side shops about sewing. (2022-Canceled)
You can learn everything about Japanese Shibori Dyeing techniques at the Shibori Museum. Not only Japanese, but other countries' Shibori as well. Enjoy their dazzling exhibitions.
Nippori Textile Town is the premier destination in Tokyo for fabric shopping. This district is lined with numerous fashion shops, selling all kinds of beautiful fabric often at discounted prices.
Founded in 1653, Ozu Washi carries everything from high-grade traditional Japanese Paper (Washi) to products used by artists all over Japan. The store has papers suited for calligraphy, Japanese-style paintings, block print, paper art, origami, and more.
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.
little stabs is a Japanese traditional form of decorative reinforcement. The Sashiko Museum is dedicated to modern sashiko artist Akie Sakamoto. The museum itself is very valuable to see. An old house build over 200 years ago was moved to location and remodeled.
Partake in a craft Indigo Dyeing Workshop at this charmingly preserved traditional Japanese street. Sometimes referred to as Japan Blue today, indigo dye is one of the most popular colors in Japan and around the world.
Yoko Saito is a quilting legend and celebrated Japanese artist. She is also an instructor of NHK Cultural Center holding a quilt workshop. Her beautiful precise needlework has reputation from worldwide because she does quilt workshops and publishes her books in France, Italy, British, Taiwan, and so on.
Known as one of the most renowned artists of Japanese style quilting, Mutsuko Yawatagaki puts American quilting and Japanese traditional culture together in a beautiful way using the 100-300 years old kimono as materials.
Exclusive Kimono Quilt Workshop & Craft Experiences
11 Days 11 Cities
from Tokyo to Osaka (Kyoto)
NEW | 2022 Schedule Available