Aizome Traditional Japanese Indigo Dyeing Workshop in Himeji

Experience Aizome dyeing in the castle town of Himeji and bring home your own special Aizome item that will add some japanese flair to you life. Aizome is traditional indigo dyeing that has long been loved by Japanese people. In recent years, Aizome products such as jeans and bags are enjoying global popularity, thanks to its anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties, not to mention the stunning deep blue hue, also known as “Japan blue”.

In this 2-hour workshop held at a traditional Japanese merchant house brimming with historic charm, you can create your own Aizome reusable bag or stoles with the expert help of an experienced and dedicated instructor. Or better yet, if you bring your own stuff such as a bandana or a t-shirt, you can dye it “Japan blue”.

This is a perfect little activity to participate in on your way to or from the world heritage site, Himeji Castle.
*If you want a custom timeslot, feel free to contact us.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Himeji, Japan
* Trip Category: Classes & Workshops >> Craft Classes




Experience Aizome dyeing in the castle town of Himeji and bring home your own special Aizome item that will add some japanese flair to you life. Aizome is traditional indigo dyeing that has long been loved by Japanese people. In recent years, Aizome products such as jeans and bags are enjoying global popularity, thanks to its anti-bacterial and insect repellent properties, not to mention the stunning deep blue hue, also known as “Japan blue”.

In this 2-hour workshop held at a traditional Japanese merchant house brimming with historic charm, you can create your own Aizome reusable bag or stoles with the expert help of an experienced and dedicated instructor. Or better yet, if you bring your own stuff such as a bandana or a t-shirt, you can dye it “Japan blue”.

This is a perfect little activity to participate in on your way to or from the world heritage site, Himeji Castle.
*If you want a custom timeslot, feel free to contact us.

Itinerary

This workshop takes place at a quaint Machiya, traditional wooden marchant house, located not far away from the world famous Himeji Castle. When you get there, you’ll first learn about Aizome including dyeing process and tools, then get started on making your own Aizome item. An eco-friendly reusable bag or stylish stoles (two of them), pick whichever you want to make! Or, you can bring your own stuff, such as a bandana or a t-shirt instead, and dye it blue. The instructor will guide you through every step of the way as you make an Aizome item that you can’t find anywhere else in the world by utilize string and rubber bands to leave unique patterns. While leaving it to dry, you’re welcome to browse inside the shop and enjoy looking at carefully handcrafted Aizome products with natural warmth and delicacy.
*If you want to bring a large item to dye, please let us know beforehand as it may incur additional charges.
*You may only bring an item made of either cotton, linen, or silk. (No polyester)

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