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Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum is a museum that focuses on the art of shibori, or dyeing. With over 1,300 years of history with shibori, Japan treasures this time-tested method of dyeing cloths. The Kyoto Shobori Work Shop and Museum preserves these techniques by exhibiting beautiful works of shibori as well as passing on knowledge and skills required to the later generations to keep the art of shibori alive. Shibori is used to dye cloths into beautifully colored and designed scarves and kimonos. Shibori has many different technical methods, ranging from dotted designs and floral designs to more complicated designs using needles and threads to achieve more preciseness.
Shibori dyeing is a very precise, technical skill requiring many years of work to perfect. Through the years we have lost many of our talented craftsmen and is becoming difficult to keep the tradition and talent going. At the Kyoto Shibori Work Shop and Museum, travelers can witness the rare beautiful works of art and even participate in shibori classes to create their own shibori work of art.
Guests of the Kyoto Shibori Museum can enjoy learning a new craft skill thanks to the impressive range of classes and workshops available to learn more about the dyeing process. Some of the Shibori Museum's workshops include:
Contact your travel specialist at Japan Deluxe Tours to participate in a shibori class during our fully-guided Quilt Festival Japan Tours between Tokyo & Kyoto to learn more about the traditional fabric culture of Japan.
Kimono Show and Demonstrations.
Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art
Kawashima Selkon Textile museum exhibiting various works produced by the company and historic textile artifacts
Entertain at the most exclusive and important gatherings in Japan
research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques
Dedicated to repairing embroidery and traditional cloth pieces
Japan and Kyoto's Finest Craft Collections including Kimono & Yukata
Traditional Japanese Clothing with a Modern Twist
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.
The first and sole quilt museum established by Mutsuko Yawatagaki
Quilting specialist Mutsuko Yawatagaki's special work shop
A dyeing technique that was developed in Kyoto during the middle of the Edo-era towards the end of the 17th century