Kansai Area

Weave a one-of-a-kind piece in the heart of Kyoto's textile industry

Weave a one-of-a-kind piece in the heart of Kyoto's textile industry

from 48.00

*$48 is the price per participant

See our other Kansai experiences here.

Experience Includes |

  • 15min - Introduction to Tsuzure-ori via the studio’s original video

  • 60-180 min - Touring the studio and making your own woven creation.

    • Woven lampshade (3 hours)

    • Reeling thread lampshade (1 hour)

    • Woven earrings (1.5 hours)

    • Woven coaster (3 hours)

Note: The lamps are made using kiwaku wooden frames, a traditional tool used in weaving.

An all day experience (10:00-16:00) is available. Please contact us for more information at

Availability |


Session 1 (10:00~)
Session 2 (13:00~)
Session 3 (15:00~)

Note: The maximum number of participants is 3 people, except for the reeling thread lamp experience, which accepts 6 people.

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Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
25 min. from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese and a little English

1-3 hour Experience

3-6 people max.

About Tsuzure-ori |

Tsuzure-ori | Tsoo・zoo・reh・o・ri

Tsuzure-ori is a type of Nishijin weaving, a premium-quality weaving weaving that originated in the Ukyo ward of Kyoto.  Amongst the varieties of Nishijin weaving, Tsuzure-ori is unique because of its usage of the artisan’s nails. Ridges are filed into fingernails so they can act as combs and create intricate designs in the brocade weave. Using plain-weave, the artisan creates detailed designs based on patterns and images on paper which they refer to as they weave.  The detailed textile of tsuzure-ori, which was officially recognized as a traditional Japanese craft in 1976, resemble watercolor paintings in its elegant blending of color. Today, tsuzure-ori artisans continue working hard to preserve their delicate craft and their artwork takes the form of religious tapestries, obis, and household tapestries. Let this tsuzure-ori expert, one who has been decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure Award,  guide you through the centuries-old craft of beautiful colors and intricate techniques.

What you can make |

Woven lampshade

(3 people max)

Reeling thread lampshade

(6 people max)

Woven earrings

(3 people max)

Choose from either pierced backings or screw-type backings.

Woven coasters

(3 people max)

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Things to note |

  • Experience is offered in Japanese, with a little bit of English. The translation option is recommended.

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance

  • An all day experience (10am-4pm) is also available. Please contact us at for more information.

  • Please note that light bulb for the lamp is not included but can be purchased for 1500 JPY at the studio. Please note that the lamp is a Japanese appliance, with a type A power plug.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.