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Introductory Traditional Kyo-Yuzen Hand-Dyeing Workshop in a Machiya

 

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The art of Kyo-Yuzen has been a part of the crafting culture of Kyoto for hundreds of years. Now you too can create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed work of art. The traditional art of "Surikomi Yuzen" (Yuzen-style brush dye technique) was created in the mid-18th century and has been the most popular way to dye kimono cloth ever since. The craftsmen of Marumasu-Nishimuraya, a 100 year-old business, will take you step-by-step as you make your own masterpiece. Using paper stencils and ink, layers of color are carefully brushed onto fabric. Designs range from realistic flowers and plants to abstract designs. Sit with the craftsmen as they help you create Kyo-Yuzen pieces, such as handkerchiefs, mobile phone cases or Japanese fans.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Handkerchief

Size: 36cm x 36cm Fabric: cotton

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $20
Child (Age 3-12) $20

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Smart Phone/ Digital Camera Case

Size: 8.5cm x 13.5cm Fabric: cotton

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $28
Child (Age 3-12) $28

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Pen Case

Size: 20cm x 15cm Fabric: hemp/cotton

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $28
Child (Age 3-12) $28

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Luncheon Mat

Size: 44cm x 34cm Fabric: hemp

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $32
Child (Age 3-12) $32

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Tumbler Cup

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $33
Child (Age 3-12) $33

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Small Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

Size: 45cm x 48cm Fabric: polyester chirimen

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-04-2020   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $36
Child (Age 3-12) $36

Inclusion

  • Kyo-Yuzen instructions in Japanese, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English
  • Kyo-Yuzen materials
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  10:00,  11:00,  12:00,  
13:00,  14:00,  15:00,  16:00,  
17:00

Schedules

08:50:00 Check-in at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1
Begin Dying Experience

Day: Day1
Select Your Item
Yuzen-dying method is a traditional dying technique where you dye fabric using stencils, dye and a brush. First, select the item of your choice you would like to dye.
Day: Day1
Select Your Stencil
After picking your item, find a stencil that fits your item. There are over 100 stencils to select, varying from flowers, animals, fish, Japanese characters, and more.
Day: Day1
Prepare Your Fabric
Spread the fabric across the board and place the selected stencil on top.
Day: Day1
Begin Dying
Select the color of dye of your choice and place a dabble of it on the palette. With your brush, dab the color in a circular motion and spread the color out so that the color is brushed across the fabric thoroughly.
Day: Day1
Layer the Stencils
After placing the first color on the first stencil, exchange the stencil to the second one to create your next layer of color. Repeat the dying process for stencils that require more than one.
Day: Day1
Finish Dying
After you finish dying, you may take it home after it is done drying. For items that require processing, the staff will assist you to your further steps.
Day: Day1
Aftercare
Once you take home your finished piece, please iron it before using it. (Polyester = low heat, cotton = medium heat, hemp = high heat. Place a fabric on top and iron on dry) Ironing is not necessary for tumblers or fans.
Day: Day1
Activity Ends at Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • [Address]
    457 Tsuboya-cho, Ogawa-dori, Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-8276
    Access From JR Kyoto Station
    [By Subway]
    Get off at Karasuma Oike Station, then walk to the west (takes about 7 min. walking)
    [By Bus]
    From City Bus Terminal, take the B1, B2, #9, #50, or #52 bus and get off at Horikawa-Oike Station, then walk to the east (takes about 5 min. walking)

Activity Detail

Additional Notes

  • The Marumasu-Nishimuraya is open daily (excluding Jan 1st to 3rd) from 09:00 - 17:00. All courses end at 19:00 and one project will take approximately 1 - 1.5 hours to complete.
  • For groups of 6-19 people, please reserve your activity at least 4 days in advance. For groups of 20 or more, please reserve your activity at least 14 days in advance.
  • This tour will be held only in Japanese, however for small groups, lessons can be held in simple English with English pamphlets and gestures.

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