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Make a Traditional Tenugui Hand Dyed Towel in Eastern Tokyo

 

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Description

Create your very own unique tenugui hand towel featuring a bright and vivid pattern with traditional chusen dyeing techniques. It makes for a useful and fun souvenir. Tenugui towels can be used as hand towels, bandannas, scarves, wrapping material and more, are beautiful and useful gifts. Learn how to create bright patterns using the chusen dyeing technique with an English speaking assistant! Once you completely understand the process, lay the design out onto your cloth, and then create your personal towel. Open to groups and solo travelers, have fun printing the seasonal whimsical designs on the cotton towels. Thanks to the amazing thinness of a tenugui, it dries quickly enough to take home on the same day.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 11 business days (18:00 local time) to 4 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 4 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Individual Plan

Perfect for those travelling alone or with a small group, feel free to drop in and make your own towel!

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:08-11-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $66

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 6 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Material fees / Lesson fees
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:00,  14:00

Duration

  • 2 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Tenugui Workshop

Day: Day1
10:00:00 Workshop Begins

Day: Day1
Instructions and Explanation
Start off learning about tenugui and the chusen dyeing process, and what you will use during your experience.
Day: Day1
Pattern Setting
First, carefully set the pattern sheets onto a wooden screen, and then layer the designs using a traditional starch paste.
Day: Day1
Chusen Dyeing
After sketching out the pattern with the paste, gently pour the dye over your tenugui.
Day: Day1
Cloth Rinsing
Rinse your tenugui in water to remove the starch and excess dye, then hang it up to air dry. Thanks to the thin cotton fabric, it will dry very fast!
Day: Day1
Completion
Now, just trim off the edges and your handmade tenugui is complete! If you want, check out the shop for other colorful towels.
Day: Day1
12:00:00 Tour ends at the Tenugui Workshop

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Nearest station: Keisei Oshiage Line "Tateishi station" (station number KS 49)
    The express train will not stop at this station.

Private Group Plan

Practice chusen dyeing in a small private group. Join in with just your friends or family, and enjoy even more personalized attention to make sure your work is top notch!

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:08-11-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
1 Group (Person 1-6) $262

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 1 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Material fees / Lesson fees
  • English-speaking assistant

Start Timings

10:00,  14:00

Duration

  • 2 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:50:00 Meet at Tenugui Workshop

Day: Day1
10:00:00 Workshop Begins

Day: Day1
Instructions and Explanation
Start off learning about tenugui and the chusen dyeing process, and what you will use during your experience.
Day: Day1
Pattern Setting
First, carefully set the pattern sheets onto a wooden screen, and then layer the designs using a traditional starch paste.
Day: Day1
Chusen Dyeing
After sketching out the pattern with the paste, gently pour the dye over your tenugui.
Day: Day1
Cloth Rinsing
Rinse your tenugui in water to remove the starch and excess dye, then hang it up to air dry. Thanks to the thin cotton fabric, it will dry very fast!
Day: Day1
Completion
Now, just trim off the edges and your handmade tenugui is complete! If you want, check out the shop for other colorful towels.
Day: Day1
12:00:00 Tour ends at the Tenugui Workshop

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Nearest station: Keisei Oshiage Line "Tateishi station" (station number KS 49)
    The express train will not stop at this station.

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
  • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • The activity may end a little earlier or later than stated.
  • 1 group (up to 6 people) will create about 10-11 tenugui, in predecided patterns and colors.
  • The set pattern of the tenugui changes monthly.
  • Please understand that the tenugui will not look the same as those made by professional craftsmen.

Requirement(s) - other

  • The activity will start on time, please arrive at the workshop 10 minutes before the scheduled start for a smoother experience.

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