Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture is famous for the quality of its cotton, as well as its superior dyeing techniques. In this experience, you will learn the artisanal chusen dyeing method from master craftsmen who have handed down this technique for over a hundred years.
Chusen dyeing is a historic method in which a special paste is used to create patterns on cotton. This paste follows the lines of a design and blocks dye from seeping into the fabric in these specific areas. Once the paste is applied, the fabric is placed on top of a special dyeing bed where the different dyes are added. The fabric is then washed in a water stream before being hung up to dry. The process is unique in that it can be affected by everything from temperature and humidity to timing, and the result is one-of-a-kind item with softly blended features and varying color gradations.
You will practice the chusen dyeing technique by making your very own tenugui, a versatile type of Japanese hand towel.
• Nationally-licensed tour guide
• Transportation fee
• Hotel pick-up & drop-off
• Use of chusen dyeing facilities and equipment
• Chusen-dyed hand towel
• Any additional food or shopping expenses
• Private transportation
|Date & Time||10：00～、15：00～|
|Required Time||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Max. Number of Participants||1 person or more|
|Prices||17,600 yen/gorup + 5,500 yen/person|
|Foreign Language Support||Interpreter Available|
|Cancellation Policy||If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation rates and remittance charges will be charged.|
(1) 3-14 days prior to the program date: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program date: 50 % of the program fee
(3) 1 day before the program date: 100 % of the program fee
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