Kasamaki And Nuishime Shibori Wrapping Cloth Class - Kyoto

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: Flexible
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm (Depending on the time selected) Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Learn two techniques for dying cloth during this 60 to 90 minute class in Kyoto – Kasamaki and Nuishime. Shibori art pieces, tools and samples are displayed on the exhibition floor. In the museum shop, there are a variety of original items, souvenirs and fabrics for you to peruse.

Highlights

  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

There are many techniques for dying cloth. During this experience, you can try two of these methods: Kasamaki and Nuishime. The Kasamaki method is a technique that involves stitching around the shape you want to create, pulling the thread tight, and then wrapping the threads around the cone of fabric several times. The Nuishime method is a technique that involves stitching along a line and then pulling the thread tight.
After dyeing a silk wrapping cloth (38cm x 38cm) using the Kasamaki shibori method and Nuishime shibori method, you will end up with a beautiful silk wrapping cloth that will serve as a great memento of your trip to Kyoto. Classes are usually held individually and will take about 60 minutes to 90 minutes.

Procedure:

  1. Choose your favorite design and color.
  2. Listen to the explanation of Kasamaki Shibori.
  3. Employ the Kasamaki shibori (winding technique) on your fabric.
  4. Listen to the explanation of Nuishime Shibori.
  5. Employ the Nuishime Shibori (stitching technique) on your fabric.
  6. Go to the dye studio and dye your fabric (approximately 5 minutes).
  7. Rinse your fabric.
  8. Go to the exhibition floor and watch a DVD and learn more about shibori and see the shibori exhibition until your fabric gets dried (approximately 30 minutes).
  9. Go back to the class room.
  10. Untie and cut the threads.
  11. Open your fabric and see the results.
You can also try on a shibori kimono at no extra charge. The museum shop also sells a variety of shibori items, souvenirs, fabrics, etc.

Inclusions

  • Admission fee
  • Guided tour of the museum
  • Free kimono fitting service

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years

Adult pricing applies to any age

Not wheelchair accessible

Two cars parking and bicycle parking spaces are available