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Kyoto Shibori Museum

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Pieces by modern craftsmen are all worthy of being called works of art, with some looking like paintings

Get to know tie-dyeing passed down from the ancients

Said to be the oldest dyeing craft in Japan, tie-dyeing dates back some 1,300 years, and it has captivated a large following over the centuries with vivid but cultivated designs on kimonos as well as other Japanese clothing and small articles.
But, now, Japanese tie-dye is capturing attention around the world thanks to the production of tie-dyed scarfs and other small garments.
This is the only museum in Japan specializing just on the tie-dye theme. Visitors are able to leisurely enjoy the techniques and results via bimonthly special exhibitions arranged by tie-dye experts and film footage of the various processes. In addition, the museum offers three very popular scarf tie-dye courses, “Sekka shibori” “ita-shime-shibori” and “Kyo-arashi-shibori”, that visitors can try out.
Finished scarves can be taken home on the day. And, for visitors who want a technical challenge, the “fukusa course” awaits. This involves dyeing using the Kyoto dapple-pattern technique.

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Address 127 Shikiami-cho Aburanokojidori Oike-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku
TEL 075-221-4252
FAX 075-221-4253
URL http://shibori.jp
Hours 9:00~17:00
Closed Irregular hols
Adm ¥500, Dyeing lesson: ¥3,240, ¥4,320, ¥5,400
Access A 3-min walk from Exit 2 of the Tozai Line Nijojo-mae Stn/A 3-min walk from Horikawa-Oike Stop of City Bus
Parking Space for 2 cars (Free)

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The Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall

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photo:Former Imperial Villa – Nijo-jo Castle

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The Bank of Yanagihara Memorial Museum

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