Held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo: Experience traditional Japanese culture passed down from the Edo period: "Tsumami zaiku and dyeing"

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This is an experience of "Tsumami-zaiku", a traditional Japanese craft that has been handed down since the Edo period. It will be held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, so it is easy to access. Under the guidance of a professional, you will fold and pinch a small piece of fabric that you have dyed yourself to c...

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This is a rare and authentic experience, even in Japan, where you dye small pieces of silk with dyes from a dye shop with over 100 years of history, and then pick them. However, the workshop is short (about 2 hours) so that anyone can participate.

This is an experience of "Tsumami-zaiku", a traditional Japanese craft that has been passed down since the Edo period. It is held in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, so it is easy to access. Under the guidance of a professional, you will fold and pinch a small piece of cloth that you have dyed yourself to create a beautiful flower-shaped brooch (kanzashi). This is a rare authentic experience even in Japan, where you dye a small piece of silk with dye from a dye shop with over 100 years of history, and then pinch it.

Tsumami-zaiku is the technique used to make the flower hair ornaments worn by maiko (apprentice geisha).

During the experience, you will learn the process in the same way that a craftsman would.

While you wait, you can also try your hand at folding and dyeing washi paper.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Price : ¥20,000

Maximum number of participants: 4

Process

(dyed)

Choose your favorite color and experience two types of dyeing: mottled dyeing and dip dyeing.

(Tsumami craft)

The silk fabric is divided into small pieces, pinched, and glued together to create a flower brooch.

Instructor: Hiroyo Kurihara, representative of Suzumachi Tsumami Crafts , Miyako Dyeing, somenova exclusive instructor

The event will be held at Somenova in Nihonbashi, Tokyo . It is a dyeing experience space run by Miyako Dye, a dye shop founded in Nihonbashi in 1890.

Dates: 2024 July 9 (Tue), August 21 (Wed), August 27 (Tue), September 18 (Wed), September 24 (Tue), October 2 (Wed), October 16 (Wed), October 29 (Tue), November 20 (Wed), November 26 (Tue), December 4 (Wed), December 17 (Tue)

For reservations and inquiries, please contact us at the following:

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The small pieces that have been picked and arranged are then glued together.

Before applying the tsumami zaiku, the material is dyed to give it an original look. This is also a feature of our workshop.

The finished tsumami zaiku can be used in a variety of ways as accessories other than as hairpins, which is fun.

Pinch the small pieces of silk and arrange them.

Participants' works. Even though it was their first time, the results were amazing!

Picking up small pieces can be difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, even beginners will be able to do it without any problems.

Various finished products. You can choose your favorite color.

Information on the "Tsumami Crafts and Dyeing" Experience

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Price : ¥20,000

Maximum number of participants: 4

The event will be held at Somenova in Nihonbashi, Tokyo . It is a dyeing experience space run by Miyako Dye, a dye shop founded in Nihonbashi in 1890.

Dates: 2024 July 9 (Tue), August 21 (Wed), August 27 (Tue), September 18 (Wed), September 24 (Tue), October 2 (Wed), October 16 (Wed), October 29 (Tue), November 20 (Wed), November 26 (Tue), December 4 (Wed), December 17 (Tue)

For reservations and inquiries, please contact us at the following:

Reservations and Inquiries

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The dye brand Miyakozome is one of Japan's leading household dyes. We are the only dye brand in Japan that is particular about in-house production, in order to provide households with products of reliable quality and high safety. In 2017, we were the first in the world to receive an eco-passport for hand-dyes at home. We are confident in our ``100 Years of Colors,'' ``Japanese Colors,'' which have been patronized for over 100 years, and our ``Handmade Colors,'' which are each made with sincerity. Dyeing is a traditional Japanese culture. SOMENOVA is a place where you can easily enjoy the dyeing experience that was once popular. You can come empty-handed while shopping. Please stop by once.

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