Seasonal Natural Textile Dyeing at a local painter garden

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Seasonal Natural Textile Dyeing at a local painter garden
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I enjoyed a lot taking some leaves from a garden and using them to dye some clothes. It was very interesting to learn about the plants and the colors we can get from them during the different seasons. Mitsuki san was very kind and answered all our questions.
toni ·
Experience natural textile dyeing at my garden and make your own traditional items like Japanese wrapping cloth and T-shirts in Kamakura! I believe that harvesting seasonal colors from nature brings out the beauty of Japanese seasons and life. Here in Kamakura where you can feel changes of seasons, you'll get to learn to dye with actual plants and harvest the colors of plants in my garden.
You'll color several types of cloths with our own patterns after taking a small lecture on how to make patterns and markings. Then, while waiting for textiles to dry, we'll relax and have Japanese green tea and sweets inside my house. Since I've learned Japanese tea ceremony for more than 10 years, you can experience the actual ceremony with me. Of course, you can bring your own items back home! Come & feel the beauty of Japanese seasons with natural dyes!

You'll be exposed to Natural Dyeing

After meeting up at the Kamakura station, we'll head to my house by either car or bus. Then I will give you a small introduction about natural dyeing and show you different types of colors that can be harvested from plants in Japan.

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Pick plants in the Garden & Learn to make your own Design!

After the introduction, we'll go out to the garden and pick some plants there. Seasonal colors from plants changes depending on the season. For example, in Summer (June-Aug) blue is a common color and in Autumn and Winter, red or orange is very common. Making your own design and markings is the interesting part. You can design any way you like by using various types of tools.

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Check out your own design only one in the world !!

After dyeing textile, check out your own design in around 5 minutes. You'll be able to see the beautiful color of the textile and design that you created!

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Relax & Taste Authentic Japanese Tea and Sweets

While waiting for your items to dry out, experience Japanese tea ceremony with delicious sweets. Since I have studied Japanese Tea Ceremony for more than 10 years, You'll get to know little about Japanese Tea Ceremony inside. Also, I'll tell you how to use "Furoshiki" (Japanese wrapping cloth).

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Duration (hours)

  • 3 hours

Tour Guide Language

  • English
  • Japanese

Meeting Place

  • In front of Family Mart( a convenience store) at West Exit of JR Kamakura station

Included

  • All materials for dyeing
  • Tea & sweets

Not Included

  • Transportation to meeting point & from the ending point to your accommodation
  • Transportation fee from Kamakura station to the venue ( 500JPY round-trip)

Itinerary

1.Meet your host at Kamakura station
2.Venue (the host's house)

Remarks

  • Please come wearing clothes you can get dirty in. I recommend wearing dark clothes
  • Please note that there may be other participants.
  • Any age is accepted.
  • You'll be provided the exact meeting location and the host's contact after your booking is confirmed
  • If there is no plant to harvest due to weather condition and season, we will dye with plants that have been harvested.

Cancel Policy

Reservations may be cancelled without a charge up to 2 days prior to the program date. Reservations cancelled less than 2 days before the program date will incur the following charges:

  • Between 2 days prior and 24 hours prior to the reservation date: 100% of the program charge
  • Cancellation after the starting time or no show: 100% of the program charge.
  • Time in Japan Standard Time

Creator of this Experience

Hello I'm Mitsuki. I am a Japanese painter. natural dyeing is currently one of my favorite arts. Also, I've lived in Kamakura surrounded by traditional sites and beautiful nature for more than 10 years.
My biggest interest is to share the beauty of Japanese arts & nature by introducing natural dyes. You can actually pick plants in my garden and harvest various colors and make your own designs. Colors harvested varies from seasons.
Hope I'll see you soon!

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Mitsuki
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  • It was a wonderful experience. We colored three different cloths with our own patterns from plants from Mitsuki-san’s garden. Mitsuki-san was really friendly. She lives in a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by the mountains. Afterwards she also showed us some traditional Japanese cloth folding.

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  • I enjoyed a lot taking some leaves from a garden and using them to dye some clothes. It was very interesting to learn about the plants and the colors we can get from them during the different seasons. Mitsuki san was very kind and answered all our questions.

    t

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3 hours tour with guide, english language

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