Tokyo Area

Hand dye your own "Japan blue" t-shirt and scarf

Hand dye your own "Japan blue" t-shirt and scarf

from 220.00

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Experience Includes |

  • Entrance to the Aizome Museum.

  • 10 min - History of Aizome.

  • 50 min - Dye your own t-shirt and shawl with materials & equipment to dye a t-shirt and a shawl provided.

    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 |

Monday- Friday
Session 1 (9:00 - 10:00)
Session 2 (10:00 - 11:00)
Session 3 (11:00 - 12:00)
Session 4 (12:00 - 13:00)
Session 5 (13:00 - 14:00)
Session 6 (14:00 - 15:00)

Number of Participants:


Hanyu, Saitama
1hr 50mins Away From Tokyo sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

1 hour experience

4 people max.

About Aizome |

Aizome | Ai・Zoh ・Meh

Aizome is Japanese indigo dying. The leaves of the 'Ai' (Japanese indigo) plants are dried and fermented for several months before they become  dye material. The leaves of Japanese indigo plants dyes fabrics into beautiful shades of deep blue. The fermentation process of the the leaves changes up the depth of color. When it was first introduced in Japan, it was only traditionally used for aristocrats and samurais; as time went on, it was integrated into the Japanese lifestyle and ‘aizome’ was used for kimonos, beddings, towels and other household items. On top of its beautiful shade, aizome transforms fabric to become more durable, and has insect repellent, deodorant, and UV ray cutting properties.


03 | The Aizome Dyer

Hanyu, a city in Saitama prefecture, has been historically known for indigo dyed products and sustained an environment suitable for “ai” (indigo plant) cultivation. This dates back as far as the Edo period. The success and popularity of such traditional crafts has unfortunately declined, but Hanyu is still relatively active in terms of crafts and tradition.

And in this city lives Daigo Niijima, a talented craftsmen who has lived an aizome-centric lifestyle for the past 20 years. Daigo was born and raised around the Hanyu neighborhood, and from a young age he knew of the master that ran the Nakajima dye factory that was established in 1837. [Read More]

Cancellation Policy |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

  • See cancellation policy here.

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