Roketsu indigo dyeing
Spend a fun morning or afternoon learning how to dye material in the traditional Japanese style at Yamamoto Roketsu Dyeing Studio in Kyoto
Roketsu is a traditional method of dyeing cloth unique to Kyoto. Using ancient techniques, wax is applied to the fabric blocking indigo dyes to form elaborate, intricate designs of a beautiful blue shade.
InsideJapan are delighted to offer a roketsu dyeing experience at the only studio in Japan where you can try your hand at the whole process from start to finish. Under the instruction of a family of crafts people with over 50 years experience, you don't need to be an artist to create a fine looking souvenir. Choose to create a handkerchief, bandana, t-shirt or noren (Japanese curtains) and then select a design from hundreds of different stencils or design your own.
The first step is to apply hot wax to the fabric using a brush to trace through the stencil. When this has cooled it's time to dye the fabric. You'll be given protective clothing in order to stir your piece in a vat of natural indigo dye. The final stage is to iron the fabric and seal in the design (who knew you'd be ironing on holiday!)
When to go: Roketsu Dyeing is available all year round.
For more information email us: [email protected] or call: + 44 117 244 3380
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Roketsu indigo dyeing
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