Kansai Area

Tie-dye your own sash or wrapping cloth with this delicate technique

Tie-dye your own sash or wrapping cloth with this delicate technique

from 280.00

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Enjoy making a furoshiki, Japan's versatile wrapping cloth, or a silk tsujigahana-obiage at this studio located in an atmospheric, traditional-style house in Kyoto. 

Experience Includes |

  • Materials and instruction for dyeing a choice of two items, including “furoshiki” (traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) or “tsujigahana-obiage” (sash used when wearing kimono)

  • Tea time with freshly made matcha

  • Exclusive viewing of kimonos hand-dyed by the artisan

Your schedule will look like this |

  • 20min - A brief overview of the history and the process of shibori (traditional Japanese tie-dye)

  • 120-180min - Tie-dyeing a choice of two items: “furoshiki” (traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) or “tsujigahana-obiage” (sash used when wearing kimono)

    • 120 min Furoshiki

    • 180 min Tsujigahanaobiage

  • 40min - Tea time with freshly made matcha and exclusive viewing of kimonos and other art items hand-dyed by the artisan.

You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |

Furoshiki (see picture below)
Session 1 (13:00 - 16:00)
Tsujigahana-Obiage (see picture below)
Session 1 (13:00 - 17:00)

Final Product:
Number of participants:


Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
35 min. from Kyoto Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

3-4 hr Experience

1-4 people max.

About Tsujigahana 

Tsujigahana | Tsu・jee・ga・ha・na

Tsujigahana is a type of shibori (tie-dying) technique that employs both drawing and foil impressions. The process beings with drawing the desired patter on the white fabric, tying the fabric, and finally dyeing it. After the dyeing, the tied areas are released, revealing the white patterns, which are accented by ink drawing. One of its characteristics of this particular technique, which has its origins in the Nara period (710-794AD),  is the subtle, but ever-present evidence of decay of the flowers and leaves, reminding viewers of the cycle of life and death. 

What you can make |

  • Select items upon booking




Things to note |

  • Participants must be able to handle needle and scissors as some basic sewing is involved

  • An apron will be supplied, but there is a risk that dye may get on clothes, so please dress accordingly

  • Please make your booking at the latest 3 days in advance

  • The finished products will be steamed, treated and sent out about two weeks after the experience

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

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