Tokyo Area

Dye your own Tenugui, a multipurpose cloth, using old techniques

Dye your own Tenugui, a multipurpose cloth, using old techniques

from 280.00

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Experience Includes |

  • 15 min - A historical overview about the tradition of Honzome with a take home pamphlet explaining different ways to use Tenugui

  • 90 min - Dyeing and making your own Tenugui, Japanese hand towel

  • 15 min - Applying final touches & cleaning.

    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 |

Session 1 (10:00 - 12:30)
Session 2 (14:00 - 16:30)

Number of Participants:


Katsushika, Tokyo
30mins from Tokyo Sta. 

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

2.5 hr Experience

2 people max.

About Honzome |

Honzome | Hone・Zoh・Meh

The vibrant and evocative patterns of honzome, appearing in yukata and tenugui (Japanese hand towels), are emblematic of Japanese textiles. Using the method of ‘chusen’, which means ‘pouring dye’, artisans outline designs with special glues and then pour dye onto the cloth. The dye bleeds through the fabric, so multiple layers of cloth can be produced with the same design. Traditional dyes are made using pigments from plants or other organic sources, resulting in colors that are inimitable with chemical pigments. Create your own unique tenugui design and feel the handcrafted warmth behind the art of honzome.  



Things to note |

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

  • Suggested ways to use the fabric in addition to tenugui: making a headscarf, sarong, a shirt, pillow cover, apron, towel etc.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

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